mercury recycling 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 Spill Control Procedures

    Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that can have damaging affects on both the central nervous system and renal system of humans. Exposure to mercury can cause serious developmental delays in children, and high level exposure is life threatening. When exposed to air, mercury vaporizes, readily becoming a dangerous aerosol that can be absorbed into the lungs and spread throughout the body. This is ...


  • Mercury Spill Control Procedures

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury"s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature, when exposed it vaporizes readily. Once ...


  • Mercury spill control procedures - industrial hygiene news

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature, when exposed it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • 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

  • Reducing Mercury Impacts in Small-Scale Gold Mining

    Despite knowing full well the dangers of mercury, millions of small-scale gold miners across the globe continue to use the metal to separate gold from ore - usually because they have little other choice. The mercury is mixed into ore and combines with the gold in a compound that can easily be scooped out and squeezed into a small bar of amalgam. This is then burned so that the mercury evaporates, ...

  • Mercury – The Facts, Myths and Clean Up Tips!

    Mercury, the facts. Mercury is an element (Hg on the periodic table) found naturally in the environment. Mercury emissions can come from both natural and man-made sources. It is commonly used in mercury arc lamps for UV curing, however this is a very minimal amount (as little as 5mg) and is used in the lamp to increase the voltage. Due to the harmful effects of Mercury, many ...


    By Alpha Cure (UK)

  • Mercury recovery from industrial waste and toxic residues of natural gas drilling

    econ's client in the east of Germany is one of the few specialised companies in Europe for the treatment of mercury contaminated waste. Typical input material for this type of treatment is sludge from the natural gas industry or other residues from chemical processes, i.e. contaminated filter cake from waste water treat-ment. Among their most important clients are Shell, ExxonMobil, Wintershall ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Energy Saving Lamps Don't Need to Use Liquid Mercury!

    While mercury in various solid and liquid forms has to be used to make all fluorescent lights (including energy saving light bulbs -  or CFLs) work properly, the mercury does not have to be used in its most dangerous liquid form. It can work just as well in a solid amalgam form combined with other elements. ...


    By Megaman (UK) Limited

  • Fluorescent Lamp Recycling: Lighting the Future

    An analysis of the lighting industry shows a trend shifting from the usage of incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more fossil fuel energy, are more costly and are less effective than fluorescent bulbs in the amount of artificial light they produce as fluorescents produce more lumens than incandescents. Usage of fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk ...


  • What Electronics Are Recyclable?

    Do you have electronics that are just sitting in your closet and you don't know what to do with them? There are companies that will take them and separate them into different categories like plastics, glass, circuit boards, hard drives and more. Some of the electronics that are good for recycling are telecommunication equipment, networking equipment, sound and visual equipment, back-up power ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Automotive recycling - an American success story

    In this article, leading automotive recycling consultant Richard T.Paul investigates the current status of car recycling in the USA, along with recent developments and emerging trends affecting the sector. He dwells in particular on the collection of mercury switches from end-of-life vehicles, proposed national legislation to retire vehicleidentification numbers, and the Automobile Recyclers ...


    By Recycling International

  • New University of Minnesota study documents mercury vapor emission levels and need for safer packaging, storage and transportation of fluorescent lamps

    Results of a recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences suggest that most containers used for storage and transportation of used fluorescent lamps to recycling centers do not provide necessary levels of protection against mercury vapors emitted from broken lamps. The new study, published in the March issue of the ...


    By VaporLok Products, LLC

  • A Pilot Study of Mercury Liberation and Capture from Coal-Fired Power Plant Fly Ash

    The coal-fired electric utility generation industry has been identified as the largest anthropogenic source of mercury (Hg) emissions in the United States. One of the promising techniques for Hg removal from flue gas is activated carbon injection (ACI). The aim of ...

  • De Beers Victor Mine’s Failure to Report Mercury Risks Causes Serious Environmental Concerns

    Mercury contamination from the De Beers diamond mine in northern Ontario may be much higher than the company — or the provincial government — are reporting, according to a new study by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s Wildlands League. An investigation into one of world’s highest quality producing diamond mines has found failures in self-monitoring, raising ...


    By SafetySmart

  • The safe extraction of valuable raw materials: robots automatically dismantle monitors containing mercury, while protecting workers’ health at the same time

    Machine handles up to 45 monitors per hour. According to initial projections, around three million LCD screens will be recycled in Germany in 2016. However, their backlighting system often contains mercury, which means they are classified as ‚hazardous waste‘ in accordance with the EWC, and as ‚Collection Group 3‘  in accordance with the Electrical and Electronic ...

  • Recycling Fluorescent Lamps: It Can Be Affordable and Easy

    Environmental threat and EPA regulations require fluorescent lamp recycling. New methodology greatly simplifies the process and reduces expense Does your facility have fluorescent lights? Because they contain mercury, spent fluorescent lamps increasingly cannot be trashed in dumpsters as a solid waste. This is a major challenge for facilities across the country since nearly every ...


    By Air Cycle Corporation

  • A multi–modal supply chain network design for recycling waterway sediments

    The French waterway system consists of large navigable rivers and canals connecting many regions. Maintaining a safe navigation channel, in the Nord–Pas De Calais (NPDC) region in France, requires the regular removal of accumulated sediments which are often contaminated with zinc, lead, cadmium, and mercury. New legislations, such as the European Water Framework Directive (DCA, 2000), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Facts Show How and Why Bulb Recycling Plan Works

    A fluorescent lamp recycling program will impact the average property operating expense budget by less than one-tenth of one percent. Waste is lost raw material, lost product, lost resource, and lost profit. Generating significant amounts of waste is not sustainable for today's society. The accelerating pressures on natural resources, impact of new technology on resource use, increasing waste ...


    By Air Cycle Corporation

  • New Jersey firm amoung eight recycling computers discarded by U.S firms

    EDISON, N.J. - David Zimet's New Jersey warehouse is where computers go to die - or in some cases, to get a new life. His company, Edison-based Hesstech Inc., recycles electronic waste, refurbishing some machines and carefully dismantling others - taking pains to ensure that the toxic components are handled safely. It is a progressive approach in an industry where such precautions are not ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

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