trace mercury Articles

  • A Trace of Arsenic

    The cans of baby formula invaded Brian Jackson’s Dartmouth College lab late in 2010. His team picked up an armful of popular brands at the food co-op in Hanover, N.H. Then another armload. Eventually Jackson had a cabinet full of the brightly labeled canisters. Today, he still keeps a few in his office. Not as clutter — that’s not his style. He just likes to keep his toxicology ...


    By Freytech Inc.

  • Determination of trace amounts of mercury (II) by catalytic kinetic method in environmental samples

    A highly selective and sensitive, spectrophotometric method is developed for the determination of Mercury(II) in environmental waters samples, based on indicator reaction of potassium hexacyanoferrate(II) and 2-methylpyrazine (2-Mepz), catalysed by Hg(II). The reaction was monitored spectrophotometrically at pH = 3.50 ± 0.02 and 25.0 ± 0.1°C by measuring the change in absorbance over time at 447 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An electrochemical DNA biosensor for trace amounts of mercury ion quantification

    In this work we report the development of an electrochemical DNA biosensor with high sensitivity for mercury ion detection. A new matrix based on gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)-glutathione (GSH)/cysteine was investigated. The interaction between DNA oligonucleotides and Hg2+ ions followed by the formation of Thymine–Hg2+–Thymine (T–Hg2+–T) structures was quantified using different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why Are CHP Closing All Over The World?

    Burning of coal nowadays has become a big problem. The main reason for this is a rapid increase of mankind. So, China burns half of coal in the world. Since 2000 the share of coal in world energy production has increased from 25 to 30%, and the Chinese economy is responsible for 82% of this growth. In Beijing, it is customary to use ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • 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

  • Designing a relational database for tracking and analysis of atmospheric deposition of mercury and trace metals in the Pensacola (Florida) Bay Watershed

    The need to track and analyse the atmospheric deposition of mercury and trace metals in the Pensacola (Florida) Bay Watershed in recent years has resulted in the need for a data management system that will allow data to be efficiently stored, checked for errors, manipulated, retrieved for analysis and shared within the research community. In this paper, we describe a relational database that was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Determination of Ultra-Trace Mercury Vapor Levels from Industrial & Military Metal Components

    For many years, scrap metal reclaimers did not separate the materials containing mercury from other metals. Such things as mercury switches, dental amalgam, thermometers, and refining wastes from copper, gold and silver were processed along with the typical industrial metals. The result is that a significant portion of the Ferrous and non-Ferrous metals and alloys used today contain some metallic ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Influence of carbon and lipid sources on variation of mercury and other trace elements in polar bears (Ursus maritimus)

    In the present study, the authors investigated the influence of carbon and lipid sources on regional differences in liver trace element (As, Cd, Cu, total Hg, Mn, Pb, Rb, Se, and Zn) concentrations measured in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) (n = 121) from 10 Alaskan, Canadian Arctic, and East Greenland subpopulations. Carbon and lipid sources were assessed using δ13C in muscle tissue and fatty ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Removing mercury with activated carbon

    Granular Activated carbon is effective at physically adsorbing trace components from gas streams due to its high population of micropores; however, the capacity is low. By impregnating the granular activated carbon with a compound that will chemically react with the mercury, capacity can be enhanced. It is imperative that not only must the mercury be removed to non-detectable levels but that it ...


    By TIGG, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Accumulation of mercury and cadmium in rice from paddy soil near a mercury mine

    Paddy soil and rice (Oryza sativa L.) in the Wanshan mining area in Guizhou province have been contaminated by toxic trace metals such as cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg). This study examined correlations between the types and physico‐chemical parameters of the soil and the contents of trace metals and the different forms of Hg in rice. The study also carried out an assessment of the health risks ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Mercury and other trace elements in Ohio River fish collected near coal‐fired power plants: Interspecific patterns and consideration of consumption risks

    Many coal‐fired electric generating facilities in the US are discharging higher loads of Hg, Se, and other chemicals to receiving streams due to the installation of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) air pollution control units. There are regulatory concerns about the potential increased uptake of these bioaccumulative trace elements into food webs. We evaluated the concentrations of As, THg, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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

  • Increase in mercury in Pacific yellowfin tuna

    Mercury is a toxic trace metal that can accumulate to levels that threaten human and environmental health. Models and empirical data suggest that humans are responsible for a great deal of the mercury actively cycling in the environment at present. Thus, one might predict that the concentration of mercury in fish should have increased dramatically since the Industrial Revolution. Evidence in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Trace elements - controlling emissions from coal combustion

    International and national legislation is increasingly being applied to trace element emissions. Although emissions have decreased for a variety of reasons in many developed countries, continued use of coal and more successful control strategies in other sectors mean that coal combustion is still a relatively important source of some trace elements, especially mercury. Existing pollution control ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biological and chemical influences on trace metal toxicity and bioaccumulation in the marine and estuarine environment

    For several trace metals, bioavailability and toxicity are controlled by both chemical (free ion) and physiological effects. The role of salinity in trace metal uptake (particularly cadmium) could be explained by a mixture of free ion and biological effects. Mercury (Hg) and methylmercury (MMHg) bioaccumulation is different from that of other metals because uptake of the free metal ion via ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Aqua Regia Digestion for Trace Metals Recovery from Soil and Water

    Metals are regulated because they have the potential to harm human health and the environment. Unlike organic chemicals, metals are not degradable and have a greater tendency to accumulate. According to Environmental Protection Agency metals and metalloids of primary interest are: Silver (Ag), Aluminium (Al), Arsenic (As), Boron (B), Barium (Ba), Beryllium (Be), Cadmium (Cd), Cobalt (Co), ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Sensitive quantification of trace zinc in water samples by adsorptive stripping voltammetry

    A simple and sensitive adsorptive stripping voltammetry method was developed for determination of Zn using N-nitrozo-N-phenylhydroxylamine (cupferron) as a selective complexing agent. This complex absorbed on the hanging mercury drop electrode and created a sensitive peak current. The peak current and concentration of zinc accorded with a linear relationship in the range of 0.85–320 ng ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Understanding aqueous trace metal characteristics from industrial sources in China

    Trace metals are a group of toxic pollutants that can cause serious damage to ecosystems and humans. To determine the distribution characteristics of aqueous trace metal contamination and identify critical pollution sources, it is necessary to develop a detailed estimation of trace metal emissions. By considering emission-related factors in each industrial sector, we estimate that the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of mercury with on-line addition of stannous chloride uUsing an axial ICP-OES

    Mercury is one of the most toxic heavy metals in the environment. It is therefore important to routinely monitor the Hg level in many types of samples. The US EPA approved methodology for the determination of Hg uses the cold vapor technique with stannous chloride as the reducing agent1. This methodology is applicable to Hg determinations in a range of waters (drinking, ground, surface, sea and ...


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