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DMA-80 evo Direct Mercury Analyzer

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    No sample prep required

    No need for acid digestion or other sample treatment prior to analysis.

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    Results in just 5 minutes

    Dramatically improves your laboratory’s turnaround time and productivity.

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    Enhanced sensitivity and wide dynamic range

    Accurate and precise results at ppt levels. Detection from 0.0003 ng up to 30,000 ng. See technical specs.

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    Lower running costs

    70% savings compared to other mercury determination techniques. See how.

At Milestone, we don’t just talk about innovation, we live it. Our direct mercury analysis technology sets the standard for processing speed and precision, offering more than double the productivity of traditional cold vapor techniques at a fraction of the cost per sample. With over 1800 units installed in 80 countries worldwide, the DMA-80 is the most successful direct mercury analyzer in the market.

Our 7th generation Direct Mercury Analyzer, the Milestone DMA-80 evo, offers an improved design from the inside out with superior performance even at the ppt level. Signal-to-noise ratio is greatly enhanced by our new double beam spectrophotometer, providing higher sensitivity and reproducibility. The DMA-80 evo is easy to use, offering push-button operation, no sample prep and internal temperature monitoring for new levels of safety and convenience. It can handle solid, liquid and gas samples, giving chemists the ability to analyze a wide range of concentrations both accurately and consistently. For over a thousand labs around the world, that’s innovation delivered, over and over again.

Mercury on-demand webinar

Register for this On-Demand webinar where Dr. Luis E. Fernandez, Executive Director of Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Research, discusses sampling methodology and the use of Direct Mercury Analysis in the study of mercury contamination as result of illegal artisanal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Innovation means getting it right, OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

The Milestone DMA-80 evo is a direct mercury analyzer of solid, liquid and gas samples. Analysis time is only 5 minutes and no sample preparation is required. The DMA-80 evo provides direct temperature control of the sample. Temperature is monitored at a rate of 20 times per second and a PID control adjusts the temperature according to set parameters resulting in control of exothermic reactions.

Switch from CVAA & CVAF to Direct Mercury Analysis. Save up to 70% on running cost

The DMA-80 evo does not require any sample preparation prior to analysis. This means ease of use, low running cost and no need for hazardous chemicals to purchase, handle and dispose.

Faster speed of analysis, catalyst and amalgamator long lifetime, sample boats durability and the possibility of using air as combustion and carrier gas, representing lower cost per sample for your laboratory. The DMA-80 evo cost of analysis is minimized thanks to the speed.

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The power of the user interface.

The terminal runs Milestone’s unique EasyCONTROL software, providing simple and intuitive, but extremely flexible and powerful control over the analytical process. All sample parameters, including furnace temperatures, method profiles, absorbance signals, results, and calibrations are saved. Data can be easily transferred using a USB memory stick or integrated to LIMS. An audit trail fully compliant with 21 CFR Part 11 is available.  EasyCONTROL software includes the unique Autoblank feature. If the pre-set blank level is exceeded after running a high mercury sample, Autoblank will automatically run blank cycles until the blank level is achieved.

EasyCONTROL allows the operator to designate certain samples as reference, or QC samples. Once a sample is designated as a reference, a known concentration value is entered. If the analysis of that sample yields a concentration outside the acceptable range specified by the operator, EasyCONTROL can be pre-set to either continue, stop, or pause the analysis of the remaining samples.

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Combining an innovative mercury measuring system with a unique double beam optical spectrophotometer, the DMA-80 evo achieves a detection limit as low as 0.0003 ng and can measure up to 30,000 ng, equivalent to a concentration of 300 ppm (mg/kg) on a 100 mg sample analysis.

The DMA-80 evo produces accurate results over a wide dynamic range and on a variety of matrices. The results reported here refer to analyses on solid certified reference materials with a mercury concentration ranging from to over 5 ppt to over 25 ppm.

The DMA-80 evo provides reproducible results over a broad range of samples, such as polymers, food and feed, and biologicals.

DMA-80 evo advanced technology and robust consumables offer stable results over long periods of time. Calibrations can last after months of operation, resulting in less time spent recalibrating.

Memory Effect
The advanced technology and built-in features of the DMA-80 evo virtually eliminates memory effect. Using Autoblank, one of our software functions, the user presets a blank level. If that level is exceeded, the instrument automatically runs blank cycles until the expected level is reached. An important feature when analyzing a series of unknown samples.
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Sample Matrix
The DMA-80 evo produces matrix-independent results. The instrument is calibrated with aqueous standards and analyzes organic and inorganic solid samples. Just one method is used to analyze different matrices, making the DMA-80 evo extremely easy to use.

Discover Milestone CONNECT. Dedicated to the DMA-80 evo offers another tool to connect to Milestone’s scientific community. With CONNECT you will have access to:

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  • Case Studies
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Technical Notes


Utilizing direct analysis for mercury detection in soil, sediment and waste water samples. DOWNLOAD

Fish/Biological Tissue

Utilizing direct mercury analysis for mercury detection in fish samples. DOWNLOAD


Utilizing direct combustion for mercury analysis for coal and fly ash samples. DOWNLOAD


Mercury detection in botanical extracts, vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements. DOWNLOAD


Utilizing Direct Analysis for Mercury Detection in Blood, Hair and Urine Samples. DOWNLOAD

User Profiles

Milestone’s DMA-80 evo Provides Customers of York Analytical Laboratory Fast Sample Turnaround Time.

Milestone’s DMA-80 evo is a Great Tool For Research and Teaching at a State University.

Milestone’s Direct Mercury Analyzer Eliminates Sample Prep and Improves Productivity for Environmental Testing Lab.

DMA-80 evo Industries

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