The MerPAS Passive Air Sampler is the newest Tekran® sampling solution developed to provide our customers a simple device for measuring mercury in a wide range of environments. The sampler can be configured to sample either background ambient air or highly-contaminated industrial locations. Since collection is passive, MerPAS sampling is completely power-free allowing easy deployment in a wide array of locations.

Based on the design developed by researchers at the University of Toronto, the MerPAS sampler is the perfect sampling solution for locations not requiring high-resolution data, or for locations where greater spatial coverage is needed to complement a single location high resolution mercury monitor. After collection, the MerPAS sampler is analyzed in a laboratory for Hg content using thermal or wet chemical techniques. For more information or for assistance with analysis of MerPAS samples, contact us at our MerPAS@tekran.com email address.

Key Features:

  • No power required
  • Easy to deploy & retreive
  • Low cost – low temporal resolution
  • Applicable for wide concentration range (1 ng/m3 to 10 mg/m3)
  • Relatively immune to wind and temperature effects
  • Uses well-characterized diffusive barrier
  • Highly tested and characterized

For more information, please download the MerPAS Configuration Fact Sheet.