mercury soil remediation Articles

  • Sulphate reducing bacteria to precipitate mercury after electrokinetic soil remediation

    Combined treatment with electroremediation and sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB) was tested in laboratory and pilot scale. The contaminated soil came from a chlor-alkali factory and contained about 100 mg/kg Hg. Iodide/iodine complexing agent was used to mobilize mercury. Mercury iodide complexes were moved to the anode solution using an electric field. The anode solution was then mixed with ...

  • Mercury Removal

    The Adventus Mercury Removal AdvantageResponsible environmental experts in the academic, business and regulatory communities are increasingly more worried about the high levels of mercury contamination affecting many parts of the world. The international community is focusing their attention on this growing problem and EHC-M will clearly help, as it is perfectly suited for treating environments ...


  • Remediation of mercury contaminated industrial site for future expansion - case study

    70,000 tons of mercury contaminated soil and building rubble have to be cleaned in an industrial facility in the south of France until 2013. For the realization of this remediation work, an econ industries VacuDry® 12,000 has been in operation since early 2011. After the treatment the mercury free soils can be re-used on-site as building material. A similar but smaller econ industries ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Remediation of the mercury-contaminated sediments in Svartsjoarna with Geotube - Case Study

    The Challenge Svartsjoarna in Sweden are located near Paulistrom. Through the lake, a small river runs into the river Eman. This Eman river is considered to be one of the most valuable water courses in Sweden. The river has a very high diversity of fish species and animal like otter. Some parts of the river have very well developed meander systems. For these reasons, a remediation had to ...

  • Mercury stabilization takes the sting out of mercury

    In elementary form, mercury is a danger to humans and the environment. But chemically bound to sulfur it loses its toxicity and can be disposed safely. The process which transforms the highly toxic metal into an unproblematic red powder is called mercury stabilization. As a specialist for cleaning mercury contaminated soil and waste by vacuum distillation econ also offers a process for mercury ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Surfactant enhanced in-situ remediation of DNAPL impacted soil and groundwater - Montreal refinery

    Abstract A Montreal chemical refinery reduced the dichlorobenzene and other dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) impacts on the soil and groundwater where a railway line is adjacent to an above ground storage tank farm. Ivey-sol® surfactant mixtures were injected three times during a two week pilot test, into a series of in-situ wells. The soil and groundwater matrix experienced ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Sources of mercury in a contaminated stream—implications for the timescale of recovery

    Mercury contamination in East Fork Poplar Creek in Tennessee arises from dissolved mercury exiting a headwater industrial complex and residual mercury in the streambed and soil throughout the watershed downstream. The headwater inputs generate chronic base flow concentrations of total mercury of about 1,000 ng/L, but most of the annual export of mercury from the system appears to originate ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Superfund Remediation: The Key to Land Reuse Case Study

    The technology is ready and, with state and federal tax credits waiting, the economics look better than ever: New Jersey, one of the first states to be industrialized, finds itself plagued with the contaminated aftermath of pre-EPA industries: soil contamination. From superfund sites to the gas station whose underground storage tank has been oozing for the last 20 years, every ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Properties and Behavior of Inorganics in Contaminated Soil

    Often, specific technologies may be ruled out, or the list of potential technologies may be immediately narrowed, on the basis of the presence or absence of one or more of the chemical groups. The relative amounts of each may tend to favor certain technologies. Metals may be found in the elemental form, but more often they are found as salts mixed in the soil. At the present time, treatment ...

  • EFFECT OF CROPPING SYSTEMS ON HEAVY METAL DISTRIBUTION AND MERCURY FRACTIONATION IN THE WANSHAN MINING DISTRICT, CHINA: IMPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

    We studied the concentration of heavy metals and mercury fractionation in contaminated soil for two agricultural land use systems (paddy rice and dry‐land) at the Wanshan Hg mine in China. The average concentration of chromium, lead, copper, nickel and zinc was generally lower in paddy‐rice (PR) soil relative to corn field (CF) soil. Soil under CF production was slightly contaminated with lead ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • In-Situ Remediation of Heavy Metals Using Sulfur-Based Treatment Technologies

    The Metal Problem Highly toxic and highly soluble metals are contained in numerous waste streams including those from power, chemical, electronics facilities, general manufacturing plants, and mining facilities. Lead, chromium, arsenic, zinc, cadmium, copper, and mercury are the most common metal contaminants found on remediation project sites (US EPA, October, 2000). Cyanide is a common ...


    By Graus Chemicals, LLC

  • Ex Situ Biological Treatment for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    The main advantage of ex situ treatment is that it generally requires shorter time periods than in situ treatment, and there is more certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the ability to homogenize, screen, and continuously mix the soil. However, ex situ treatment requires excavation of soils, leading to increased costs and engineering for equipment, possible permitting, and ...

  • A Tale of Two Sites - Enhanced Bioremediation of Explosives Impacted Soils

    The problem with OE compounds in soil A variety of organic explosive (OE) compounds have been used for military, geological and industrial applications throughout North America, and in most industrialized nations. During their manufacture, formulation and storage, these compounds have migrated to the soil. Compounds such as 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine ...


  • Use of earthworms (Eisenia fetida) and vermicompost in the processing and safe management of hazardous solid and liquid wastes with high metal contents

    Two feasibility studies using the earthworm (Eisenia fetida) and vermicompost in the processing and remediation of solid and liquid wastes with high metal content are presented: vermicompost as adsorbent substrate for remediation of wastewaters contaminated with metals; earthworms for remediation of arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg) in landfill soils. The feasibility of vermicompost for the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study: Arjo Wiggins Factory Site, North Hykeham

    In January 2000, Blackwell were appointed as the main contractor for the remediation of an industrial site in Lincolnshire. The site was formerly used in the manufacture of thermal papers, had become contaminated with metalliferous mercy, zinc and asbestos. Site remediation was primarily driven by high ground water vulnerability. Following a comprehensive option study, volume reduction by Soils ...

  • Arsenic Removal

    The Arsenic Removal ProcessArsenic, a naturally occurring element, is found throughout the environment; for most people, food is the major source of exposure. Acute (short-term) high-level inhalation exposure to arsenic dust or fumes has resulted in gastrointestinal effects (nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain); central and peripheral nervous system disorders have occurred in workers acutely ...


  • In Situ Biological Treatment for Ground Water, Surface Water, and Leachate

    The main advantage of in situ treatment is that it allows ground water to be treated without being brought to the surface, resulting in significant cost savings. In situ treatment, however, generally requires longer time periods, and there is less certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the variability in aquifer characteristics and because the efficacy of the process is more ...

  • Increased demand for XRF analyser hire

    Steve Drake, NDT Market Manager at Ashtead Technology believes that XRF is one of the most important technologies in the company’s fleet of NDT and environmental testing instruments. “With a small amount of training, almost anyone can implement detailed inspections in a wide variety of applications, and with most instruments being lightweight and robust, XRF analysers are among the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Ex Situ Biological Treatment for Groundwater, Surface Water, and Leachate

    The main advantage of ex situ treatment is that it generally requires shorter time periods, and there is more certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the ability to monitor and continuously mix the groundwater. However, ex situ treatment requires pumping of groundwater, leading to increased costs and engineering for equipment, possible permitting, and material handling. ...

  • Natural Attenuation

    Introduction: Natural subsurface processes such as dilution, volatilization, biodegradation, adsorption, and chemical reactions with subsurface materials are allowed to reduce contaminant concentrations to acceptable levels. Natural attenuation is not a 'technology' per se, and there is significant debate among technical experts about its use at hazardous waste sites. Consideration of this ...

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