Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3657–3672, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3657-2021

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3657–3672, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3657-2021

Research article 20 May 2021

Research article | 20 May 2021

A field intercomparison of three passive air samplers for gaseous mercury in ambient air

Attilio Naccarato et al.

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Mercury monitoring in support of the Minamata Convention requires effective and reliable analytical tools. Passive sampling is a promising approach for creating a sustainable long-term network for atmospheric mercury with improved spatial resolution and global coverage. In this study the analytical performance of three passive air samplers (CNR-PAS, IVL-PAS, and MerPAS) was assessed over extended deployment periods and the accuracy of concentrations was judged by comparison with active sampling.