low-level Hg analysis Articles

  • Analyze FAME in Diesel using FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Biodiesel is a promising alternative to diesel produced from fossil fuels, however barriers still exist towards the creation of high efficiency biodiesel. The fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) content of biodiesels significantly affects their quality and performance. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy using the Pearl™ liquid transmission unit from Specac ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Enhanced removal of Hg(II) from acidic aqueous solution using thiol-functionalized biomass

    Spent grain, the low-cost and abundant biomass produced in the brewing industry, was functionalized with thiol groups to be used as an adsorbent for Hg(II) removal from acidic aqueous solution. The adsorbents were characterized by the energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Optimum pH for Hg(II) adsorption onto the thiol-functionalized spent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhanced removal of Hg(II) from acidic aqueous solution using thiol-functionalized biomass

    Spent grain, the low-cost and abundant biomass produced in the brewing industry, was functionalized with thiol groups to be used as an adsorbent for Hg(II) removal from acidic aqueous solution. The adsorbents were characterized by the energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Optimum pH for Hg(II) adsorption onto the thiol-functionalized spent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Patterns of Hg Bioaccumulation and Transfer in Aquatic Food Webs Across Multi-lake Studies in the Northeast US

    The northeastern USA receives some of the highest levels of atmospheric mercury deposition of any region in North America. Moreover, fish from many lakes in this region carry Hg burdens that present health risks to both human and wildlife consumers. The overarching goal of this study was to identify the attributes of lakes in this region that are most likely associated with high Hg burdens in ...


    By Springer

  • XRF food + beverage analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The globalization of food markets and the relative ease with which food commodities are transported between countries, means that consumers are increasingly concerned about the origin of the foods they eat. The food and drink industry is constantly striving to attain improved quality and security for its products. The demands of nutritional value for the consumer and the protection of food brands ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Total solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...


    By ENVEA

  • Global solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...


    By ENVEA

  • Your new favourite analysis method: spectroscopy highlights

    By 2020 the process spectroscopy sector is anticipated to be worth billions by 2020. What does this mean for Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)? The versatile technique is taking over due to how quick, easy and accurate its analysis is. Below are some ...


    By Specac Limited

  • In-depth analysis of changes restores system optimization - Case Study

    Introduction A reverse osmosis plant (BWRO) had been operating effectively applying Avista antiscalant and cleaners for about a year. Increased product water demand led to changes in the feed water quality and an increase in plant recovery resulting in an increase in stress on the pre-treatment system and more rapid membrane fouling. The existing membrane cleaning regime was reviewed to try ...


    By Avista Technologies, Inc.

  • Biomonitoring in the forest zone of Ghana: the primary results obtained using neutron activation analysis and lichens

    The first heavy metal deposition survey using biological indicators in the forest belt of Ghana was carried out in the year 2002?2003. The selected sampling areas included two mining centres, industrial areas and farming communities. Levels of ten chemical elements namely, Al, As, Cr, Fe, Hg, Mn, Sb, Th, Ti and V present in the lichens at high concentrations that are suspected to be resulting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • SPE Cleanup of Wheat Extracts Prior to the HPLC Analysis of the Mycotoxin Deoxynivalenol

    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin produced by the Fusarium fungal species graminearum and culmorum. These Fusariumfungi infect cereal crops primarily in wet conditions when temperatures range from 15–30 °C, resulting in grain head damage and DON contamination ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Design and Analysis of a High Pressure Ratio Mixed Flow Compressor Stage

    I. Introduction Smaller frontal area and high thrust to weight ratios of mixed flow compressor stage has resulted in its application for small gas turbine engines in aviation sector [1] . The efficiency and reliability of the compressor depends to a great extent on flow behavior in its flow passage and its interaction between impeller and diffuser. The complex turning of the flow not only ...


    By SoftInWay Inc.

  • A comparison of two solid phase extraction methods for the analysis of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons in butter

    Background Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous in the environment, resulting from both natural and manmade sources of combustion. Farm animals, such as cows, can become exposed to them through both consumption of contaminated feed and water, and inhalation of contaminated atmosphere ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Analysis of key trends and drivers in greenhouse gas emissions in the EU between 1990 and 2014

    1 GHG emissions in 2014 compared to 2013 1.1 Summary (last year) Total GHG emissions (excluding LULUCF) decreased by 185 million tonnes, or 4.1% compared to 20132 to reach their lowest level in 2014 (4282 Mt CO2 eq.). This significant decrease in emissions in 2014 came with an increase in GDP of 1.4 %. This resulted in a lower GHG-emission intensity of GDP in the EU ...

  • Overview of Rotating Disc Electrode (RDE) Optical Emission Spectroscopy for In-Service Oil Analysis

    Introduction The basis of modern oil analysis is the use of optical emission spectroscopy (OES) to measure the ppm (parts per million) levels of wear metals, contaminants and additives in oil samples. Whatever else an oil lab may measure, a multi-elemental analysis is the core of in-service oil analysis. This paper gives an overview of Rotating Disc Electrode Elemental Spectroscopy and its ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Fish Oil Using Supelclean EZ-POP NP, Silica Gel SPE, and an SLB-5ms GC Column

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were once widely used in many industrial and commercial applications such as insulating fluids, dielectrics, and lubricants. This included their extensive use in electrical transformers. PCB use has been banned in many countries, and the Stockholm Convention currently prohibits their production and use ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Long-term Atmospheric Mercury Wet Deposition at Underhill, Vermont

    Section 112(m) of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, referred to as the Great Waters Program, mandated an assessment of atmospheric deposition of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) to Lake Champlain. Mercury (Hg) was listed as a priority HAP and has continued to be a high priority for a number of national and international programs. An assessment of the magnitude and seasonal variation of ...


    By Springer

  • Mercury in Freshwater Fish of Northeast North America – A Geographic Perspective Based on Fish Tissue Monitoring Databases

    As part of an initiative to assemble and synthesize mercury (Hg) data from environmental matrices across northeastern North America, we analyzed a large dataset comprised of 15,305 records of fish tissue Hg data from 24 studies from New York State to Newfoundland. These data were summarized to provide mean Hg concentrations for 40 fish species and associated families. Detailed analyses were ...


    By Springer

  • The ecological risk assessment and suggestions on heavy metals in river sediments of Jinan

    The concentrations of eight heavy metals (Cr, Hg, As, Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn, Ni) in six river sediment samples were collected for evaluation of the degree of the heavy metals pollution distribution and ecological risk of three main rivers' sediments in Jinan. Multivariate statistical techniques were used to determine the most common pollution sources. The results illustrated that all of the metals in ...


    By IWA Publishing

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