low-level mercury analysis Articles

  • 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

  • Mercury Ban – Printers Unaffected

    The mercury ban debate has been rife with speculation, confusion, strong accusations and well, a little bit of misleading information. So, together with Brendan Perring of Print Monthly I have been getting to the bottom of this tangled web of information. We have been in contact with the National Measurement and Regulations Office (NMRO) to seek clarification, and today I found myself meeting a ...


    By Alpha Cure (UK)

  • Mercury Control Demonstrations

    C1.1 | Halogens and Sulfur in Coals and their Influence on Co-benefit Mercury Capture Bernhard Vosteen | President, Vosteen Consulting Gmbh Not only the range of the coal mercury content itself, but also the range of the native halogen and sulfur contents in coal are of great influence on co-benefit mercury capture, wet and dry. The ...

  • Detecting Mercury in Water

    Determination of Mercury (Hg) in Water by Hand-Held, Portable Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence SpectrometryWater is the most familiar and most abundant compound on Earth, making up 71% of its surface area.[1]It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and shellfish. [2] With the presence of running water in our ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Analysis of low levels of metals in drinking water with a scanning array ICP emission spectrometer and ultrasonic nebulization

    Drinking water is an important factor in exposure to environmental contaminants and is used in preparing foods and beverages for human consumption. Therefore, great care is used to verify that it is free of or contains acceptable limits of toxic substances. With respect to heavy metals and other toxicologically relevant elements, atomic spectrometric techniques are frequently used to determine ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Will the new global mercury treaty be effective?

    Original story at MIT News MIT researcher Noelle Selin assesses the challenges of implementing the first global mercury treaty. After four years of negotiations, delegates from more than 140 countries met last January to finalize the first global treaty to mitigate and prevent mercury pollution, the ...

  • Analysis of Mercury in Wastewater by Microwave Digestion Followed by ICP/MS: Comparison to EPA Methods Approved at 40 CFR 136.3

     ABSTRACT As a cost-saving measure, the use of an existing microwave digestion system and ICP/MS instrument was investigated for the analysis of mercury in domestic wastewater, industry effluent, storm water, and other aqueous matrices analyzed under the City of Portland’s various NPDES permits. A formal alternate test procedure application (ATP) study was undertaken to add total ...

  • Using FIMS to determine mercury content in sewage sludge, sediment and soil samples

    Tim Flow Injection Mercury System (FIMS) is a dedicated system that integrates flow injection mercury cold vapor generation with a very sensitive detector. The exceptional system stability and the long path measurement cell provide instrumental detection limits as low as 5 ng/L using a sample volume of 5(H) jxL. The improved sensitivity of the FIMS permits sample dilution, therefore reducing the ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • 3 Questions: Amanda Giang on controlling Mercury Pollution in India and China

    Original story at MIT News MIT graduate student studies how a new U.N. treaty could affect mercury emissions from coal power plants in Asia. The Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global treaty ...

  • Mercury and other Contaminants in Common Loons Breeding in Atlantic Canada

    Common loons (Gavia immer) were studied to assess the biomagnification of persistent contaminants in lake ecosystems in Atlantic Canada. Forty-two breeding adults and 20 juvenile loons were captured in August, 1995–1997 on lakes in four areas of southern New Brunswick (Lepreau and Fundy National Park) and Nova Scotia (Halifax and Kejimkujik National Park). Blood samples were collected for ...


    By Springer

  • Distribution of mercury in the water and bottom sediment of the J.A. Alzate Dam, Mexico

    In this paper, mercury concentration in the soluble, particulate and total fractions of water and in the sediment from the Jose Antonio Alzate Dam in the State of Mexico was evaluated using neutron activation analysis in order to determine the bioavailability and distribution of this metal. Sampling was carried out on three separate seasons – cold dry season, hot dry season and rainy season – ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 the seafood and human exposure in coastal area of Guangdong Province, South China

    Consumption of fish and aquatic products is considered to be the main pathway of human exposure to methylmercury (MeHg). To assess human health risk through seafood consumption in a coastal area of Guangdong Province, South China, a total of 518 seafood samples (including fish, shrimp, crabs, and mollusks) were collected from 11 coastal cities for total mercury (THg) analysis. The THg ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A dynamic model using monitoring data and watershed characteristics to project fish tissue mercury concentrations in stream systems

    A complex interplay of factors determines the degree of bioaccumulation of Hg in fish in any particular basin. Although certain watershed characteristics have been associated with higher or lower bioaccumulation rates, the relationships between these characteristics are poorly understood. To add to this understanding, a dynamic model was built to examine these relationships in stream systems. The ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Relative Accuracy Testing of an X-Ray Fluorescence-Based Mercury Monitor at Coal-Fired Boilers

    ABSTRACT The relative accuracy (RA) of a newly developed mercury continuous emissions monitor, based on X-ray fluorescence, was determined by comparing analysis results at coal-fired plants with two certified reference methods (American Society for Testing and Materials [ASTM] Method D6784-02 and U.S. Environment Protection Agency [EPA] Method 29). During the first determination, the ...


    By Cooper Environmental

  • 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

  • Removal of trace mercury (II) from aqueous solution by in situ MnOx combined with poly-aluminum chloride

    Removal of trace mercury from aqueous solution by Mn (hydr)oxides formed in situ during coagulation with poly-aluminum chloride (PAC) (in situ MnOx combined with PAC) was investigated. The efficiency of trace mercury removal was evaluated under the experimental conditions of reaction time, Mn dosage, pH, and temperature. In addition, the ionic strength and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 Environnement S.A

  • 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 Environnement S.A

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Safer path needed for e-waste

    Instead of limiting imports of electronic waste, the Asia–Pacific region should set up a robust recycling system, says Crispin Maslog. Garbage in, garbage out is a phrase to describe what happens when computers find the wrong solution in response to the wrong input data. But when computers and other electronic products have outlived their usefulness, they literally do become rubbish ...


    By SciDev.Net

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