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  • The source and risks of mercury in the offshore industry

    Oil in Gas and RocksAlmost all oil and gas is found within the tiny spaces in sedimentary rocks, mainly sandstone and coarse-grained limestone. Bedrock limestone and sandstone, even though hard, also contain lots of pores that can contain water or oil or gas and other elements. Along with the gas and oil is a mixture of sand, silt & mud. This sludgy silt mud is rich in heavier metal elements ...

  • 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

    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 - 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 ...


  • Toxicity and bioavailability of mercury in spiked sediments on Hyalella curvispina Shoemaker, 1942

    Mercury is a non–essential toxic heavy metal often found in bottom freshwater sediments. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of the organic matter (OM) on the toxicity and bioavailability of mercury in sediment samples on the amphipod Hyalella curvispina, assessing survival and growth under chronic exposure. Species sensitivity in water–only tests was LC–50 of 96 h 0.025 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The application of Flow Injection Technology to automating cold vapor MERCURY analyses

    This document describes the application of flow injection technology to cold vapor mercury analyses. It can be obtained from PerkinElmer by requesting method number ENVA-100. Appendices 1 and 2 show letters from the US EPA indicating acceptability through the Alternate Test Program for both drinking water and wastewater sample analysis. 1.0 Scope and Application 1.1 This ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Predictors of mercury spatial patterns in San Francisco Bay forage fish

    Pollution reduction efforts should be targeted towards those sources that result in the highest bioaccumulation. For mercury (Hg) in estuaries and other complex water bodies, carefully designed biosentinel monitoring programs can help identify predictors of bioaccumulation and inform management priorities for source reduction. We employed a probabilistic forage fish Hg survey with hypothesis ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Emission Testing and Monitoring

    Presented in Track B4: EMISSION TESTING & MONITORING at EUEC 2011, January 31 Phoenix, Arizona B4.1  | Update on PM2.5 and Condensable Particulate Matter Emissions Measurement Methods Larry Hottenstein |  Partner, Environmental Resources Management Following the promulgation of the PM2.5 ...

  • The determination of total mercury in whole blood using thermal decomposition and amalgamation coupled with atomic absorption

    Mercury has long been recognized as a serious global pollutant that has a significant impact upon our ecosystem. Unlike most other pollutants, it is highly mobile, nonbiodegradable, and bio-accumulative and as a result has to be closely monitored to ensure its harmful effects on local populations are minimized. Approximately 50 tons of mercury particulates are emitted into the atmosphere every ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • The determination of total mercury in fish and agricultural plant materials using thermal decomposition and amalgamation coupled with atomic absorption

    Mercury has long been recognized as a serious global pollutant that has a significant impact upon our ecosystem. Unlike most other pollutants, it is highly mobile, non-biodegradable, and bio-accumulative and as a result has to be closely monitored to ensure its harmful effects on local populations are minimized. Approximately 50 tons of mercury particulates are emitted into the atmosphere every ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • EPA mercury rules: Keeping the lights on while removing toxics from our air

    Next week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to finalize new rules to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions that will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will new EPA ...

  • The determination of total mercury in soils and river sediments using thermal decomposition and amalgamation coupled with atomic absorption

    Mercury has long been recognized as a serious global pollutant that has a significant impact upon our ecosystem. Unlike most other pollutants, it is highly mobile, non-biodegradable, and bio-accumulative and as a result has to be closely monitored to ensure its harmful effects on local populations are minimized. Approximately 50 tons of mercury particulates are emitted into the atmosphere every ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • 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

  • ANDalyze - Real Time Testing for Heavy Metals - Whitepaper

    Whitepaper on DNAzyme heavy metals testing technology. Water pollution is a worldwide problem affecting developing and developed countries alike. Heavy metal contaminants are one prevalent type of water pollutant. They are persistent in the environment once discharged and removal from source waters is necessary to ensure a clean drinking water supply. The problem of heavy metal pollution arises ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Heavy Metals Water Testing Powered by DNA

    Water pollution is a worldwide problem affecting developing and developed countries alike. Heavy metal contaminants are one prevalent type of water pollutant. They are persistent in the environment once d is charged and removal from source waters is necessary to ensure a clean drinking water supply. The problem of heavy metal pollution arises from several sources. Heavy metals such as uranium can ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Application of the Bubble Point Method to the Characterization of the Pore-Size Distribution of Geotextiles

    For the design of a geotextile as a filter, reliable information about the pore-size distribution of the geotextile is needed. The bubble point method is one technique that is able to provide this information for a geotextile. The bubble point method is a simple and rapid technique for evaluating pore-size distributions of virgin, clogged, and stretched geotextiles. In addition, the bubble point ...


    By ASTM International

  • Portable lead analyzer to locate source of lead

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sources of lead in the environment in children with elevated blood, with the help of a Field Portable X-Ray ...

  • Ground Zero Air Quality Has A Long Way To Go! A Summary of Air Quality Testing in Surrounding Buildings

    There are still a wide range of concerns about air quality in the vicinity of Ground Zero. Many commercial and residential spaces have yet to be re-occupied. In only a few cases has any sort of inspection or testing been done to determine if they are safe to occupy. The greatest concerns are asbestos and the very irritating concrete dust that spread throughout lower Manhattan during the collapse ...

  • Microwave UV: A New Wave of Tertiary Disinfection

    Currently UV disinfection technologies available for use in drinking water and water reuse applications typically utilize one of three types of mercury UV lamps. These three types of mercury UV lamps include low pressure, low-pressure high-output, and medium-pressure lamps. All of these lamps contain electrodes that facilitate in the generation of UV radiation. These electrodes are of delicate ...

  • Environmental protection

    An analysis of the lighting industry shows a significant shift from the use of incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more fossil fuel energy, cost more and are less effective than fluorescent bulbs, which produce more lumens. Usage of fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk because they contain mercury, a chemical compound that can have debilitating ...


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