Australia: With the aim to efficiently contain mercury spills in the laboratory, the Particle & Surface Sciences have designed the Micromeritics Quickvac. Various non-metal and metal products
like paper, dental amalgams, thermometers, semiconductors, electrical switches, paints, preservatives, cosmetics and lighting use mercury metallic compounds.
In scenarios of mercury spill, it poses grave risks to the health of the person who comes near it; hence, industrial mercury uses prescribe a Threshold Limit Value (TLV) where the level of mercury is maintained below the TLV by maintaining low temperatures and proper ventilation. Moreover, exposure towards mercury metallic compounds can be controlled with sealing the storage containers of mercury or by applying a layer of oil on the surface so that its vapor does not pollute the air.
Nevertheless, if mercury spill still happens, the unique design of Micromeritics Quickvac will be able to contain the spill efficiently. It is also a low cost / affordable way to prevent danger to several lives. It has a lightweight and compact design which effectively collects mercury droplets and the contaminated mercury matter. It has a 250ml recovery vessel for collecting the spilled mercury metal compounds
. After clearing the air, its carbon filter will ensure that the atmosphere is again filled with clean air.