PILMS was funded as part
of a CFI Leading Edge Grant (2006), and is co-led by Drs. Feiyue
Wang and Gary Stern. It
is a portable sister of UCTEL.
PILMS is a cleanroom-in-a-container that can be installed at any
field location (wherever power is available) for in situ analysis of
mercury speciation. PILMS is equipped with:
Ø A portable
Class 100 cleanroom laboratory in a container;
Ø An ultra-pure
water purification system (Milli-Q
Ø A Tekran 2600 mercury analyzer for total aqueous mercury;
Ø A Tekran 2537 mercury analyzer for dissolved gaseous
Ø A Tekran 2537/1130/1135 system for GEM, RGM, and HgP in air.
The laboratory is
currently installed on the Canadian Research Icebreaker Amundsen.