mercury monitor Articles

  • How to Monitor Mercury Emissions

    In recent years, mercury levels in the environment and in the food chain have risen substantially mainly due to human activities. As a long-range pollutant it can affect areas located thousands of kilometers away from its original source of emission. It’s no wonder then that the regulatory pressure to monitor mercury emissions grows stronger.  Before diving ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • 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 free solutions for autoclave temperature monitoring

    Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in the air, water and soil however exposure to the substance, even in small amounts, can lead to severe health and ecosystem issues. Mercury in products can find it’s way into the environment in all sorts of ways such as manufacturing, spills, recycling and disposal. Due to the health risks posed products such ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Technical Challenges of Continuous Mercury Emissions Monitoring

    Many pollutants such as CO2, NOx and SO2 have been monitored continuously already for decades. In the last years the awareness for the need to measure mercury has also grown, and continuous mercury monitoring is becoming more and more relevant. Especially industries burning coal, oil or waste, share the responsibility to monitor their mercury emissions. All measuring techniques need to be able to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Continuous Mercury Monitoring Benefits Cement Plants

    Antti Heikkilä from Gasmet Technologies highlights the challenges faced by mercury monitoring in cement kilns, and explains how a new continuous mercury monitoring system addresses these issues and provides process operators with an opportunity to improve environmental performance and demonstrate compliance with forthcoming legislation. Background The production of cement ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Mapping Quality Assurance Requirements for Continuous Mercury Monitoring Systems

    The Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) requires coal-fired electric power plants to install and operate mercury  continuous monitoring systems by December 31, 2008 such that they will have 12 months of “submittable” data by 1 January 2010. For all practical purposes, “submittable data” are “quality-assured data” that meet the extensive quality control requirements cited in the various regulations that ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • What you need to know about mercury emissions monitoring

    Gasmet Technologies (Finland) has published a new White Paper on the monitoring of mercury emissions to air from industrial processes. The Paper provides an overview of current initiatives to reduce mercury emissions and explains how continuous mercury emissions monitoring can help inform process control and the efficient operation of pollution abatement equipment, whilst also demonstrating ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • 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

  • How to investigate mercury in the oceans?

    Mercury is a highly toxic metal that affects the environment and can endanger people's health, as a powerful neurotoxin. The combustion of coal, waste and fuel are releasing hundreds of tons of heavy metal into the atmosphere annually, and its sediment enters to soil and water. Mercury measurements are part of the EU project "Global Mercury Observation System". The long-term goal of this ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Arctic - A sink for atmospheric mercury

    Recently, a new phenomenon has been shown which implies that the deposition flux of mercury in the Arctic is considerable at a time of the year when biota are preparing for peak summertime activity. During spring 2000, frequent episodic depletions in mercury vapour (TGM) concentrations were observed at NILUs research station at Svalbard ...

  • Agreement on mercury finally here

    In Geneva 19 January 2013, due to successful interaction between science and policy making, governments within the UN agreed to a global, legally-binding treaty to prevent emissions and releases of mercury. Prof. Jozef Pacyna and his team at NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research, have played a major role in providing the UN policy makers with scientific justification for the treaty. 30 year ...

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • 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 ...

  • Is there mercury in your industrial wastewater discharge?

    An assessment of sampling locations for three industrial wastewater effluent piping systems is presented. The assessments provided demonstrate that by installing sampling ports at the appropriate location along an effluent stream’s piping system, truly representative samples can be collected. These real and accurate results scientifically prove that a specific industrial wastewater ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • 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 largest source of anthropogenic mercury emissions

    The artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is practiced in at least a dozen countries in Latin America. These industries are the largest source of anthropogenic mercury emissions which pollute the air, soil, and water and lead to severe problems with the human health. Therefore, mercury contamination has to be monitored and eliminated. We present you a whitepaper which outlines: ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • EVALUATION OF STRATEGIES FOR MERCURY MACT COMPLIANCE

    On December 15, 2003, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) proposed a rule with two alternatives to permanently reduce mercury (Hg) emissions from power plants. Under one alternative, which is the focus of this paper, the utilities would install controls known as Maximum Achievable Control Technologies (MACT) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The proposed rule ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

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