Mercury in the Environment Books

  • Atmospheric Analysis

    Volume 11.07 provides standardized methods, practices, guides, and terminology pertaining to air quality in outdoor, indoor, and workplace environments. Analytes include inorganic compounds (e.g., lead, mercury, beryllium, various sulfur and nitrogen compounds), organic compounds (e.g., formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, pesticides, and ...

  • Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change

    Drawing on the knowledge of international experts in the fields of atmospheric transport and deposition, mercury cycling in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic foodwebs and wildlife, Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change presents the information needed to design a national-scale ...

  • Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change

    As rising levels of mercury in the environment pose an increasing threat of toxicity to humans and wildlife, several laws already call for industries to reduce mercury emissions at the source. Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change outlines the infrastructure and methods needed to measure, monitor, and regulate the ...

  • Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change

    As rising levels of mercury in the environment pose an increasing threat of toxicity to humans and wildlife, several laws already call for industries to reduce mercury emissions at the source. Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change outlines the infrastructure and methods needed to measure, monitor, and regulate the ...

  • Mercury Hazards to Living Organisms

    Complex and ever changing in its forms and functions, the element mercury follows a convoluted course through the environment and up the food chain. The process is complicated further by the fact that the difference between tolerable natural background levels and harmful effects in the environment is exceptionally small and still not completely ...

  • Mercury Hazards to Living Organisms

    Complex and ever changing in its forms and functions, the element mercury follows a convoluted course through the environment and up the food chain. The process is complicated further by the fact that the difference between tolerable natural background levels and harmful effects in the environment is exceptionally small and still not completely ...

  • High Tech Trash

    The Digital Age was expected to usher in an era of clean production, an alternative to smokestack industries and their pollutants. But as environmental journalist Elizabeth Grossman reveals in this penetrating analysis of high tech manufacture and disposal, digital may be sleek, but it's anything but clean. Deep within every electronic device lie ...

  • ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS of FUELS and LUBRICANTS: Recent Advances and Future Prospects

    Twenty-three peer-reviewed papers examine the latest information on the elemental analysis of fuels and lubricants. Six sections cover:Overview—discusses total quality management practices advocated for obtaining a “perfect” analysis, including proper staff training, sampling, calibration and quality control practices.Atomic ...

  • Environmental Separation of Heavy Metals: Engineering Processes

    This new book explains advanced and emerging technologies for removing heavy metals from wastestreams and contaminated sites. Separation processes of this type are critical for meeting stringent regulations of priority pollutants, especially arsenic, mercury, and lead, which the text treats in depth. After explaining the chemistry of heavy metals ...

  • Metal Metabolism in Aquatic Environments

    Metal Metabolism in Aquatic Environments is a synthesis of recent developments in the field of metal ecotoxicology and features a number of contemporary issues arising from the interaction of metals and biota, such as pathways of assimilation and food chain transfer, metal accumulation and detoxification in humans and biotransformation of ...

  • Mercury as a Global Pollutant: Human Health Issues

    This book comprises papers which were initially presented as part of the Human Health Effects of Methylmercury section at the Fourth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant held in Hamburg, Germany, August 4-8, 1996. The international concern for the human health effects of methylmercury, especially potential effects on the ...

  • Advances in Mercury Toxicology

    Fate in the Environment: Speciation of Mercury in the Environment; H. Akagi, H. Nishimura. Disposition in the Body: Mechanisms of Urinary Excretion of Methylmercury; P. Kostyniak. Role of Glutathione in Mercury Disposition; A. Naganuma, et al. Biotransformation: Mercury Vapor Uptake and Oxidoreductases in Erythrocytes; S. Halbach. Molecular ...

  • Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphere

    Mercury, primarily because of its existence and bioaccumulation as methylmercury in aquatic organisms, is a concern for the health of higher trophic level organisms, or to their consumers. This is the major factor driving current research in mercury globally and in environmental regulation, and is the driver for the current UNEP Global Partnership ...

  • Universal Waste Handbook

    Does your facility generate any waste batteries, light bulbs, mercury-containing equipment, or pesticides? All personnel who handle these wastes must be trained to manage them in compliance with the regulations and know what to do in an emergency. Moreover, many states classify additional wastes as universal wastes, such as paint, electronic ...

  • Mercury

    Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, is different in several respects from the other three terrestrial planets. In appearance, it resembles the heavily cratered surface of the Moon, but its density is high, it has a magnetic field and magnetosphere, but no atmosphere or ionosphere. This book reviews the progress made in Mercury studies since ...

  • Your Ticket to the Universe: A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos

    Beginning with our home planet, Your Ticket to the Universe embarks on an entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops known in the cosmos. Learn about objects nearby within our Solar System (our backyard in space, so to speak) as well as wonders that are found throughout the Milky Way galaxy and beyond (the most distant and ...

  • Global and Regional Mercury Cycles: Sources, Fluxes and Mass Balances

    Essential themes in the biochemical cycling of mercury are the relative importance of anthropogenic versus natural sources, transformation and migration processes at the local, regional and global scale, global emission inventories of different mercury sources (both point and diffuse) of both natural and anthropogenic origin. In this regard, ...

  • A Better, Cheaper Way to Regulate Mercury

    The best way to regulate the release of mercury to our environment is through pollution prevention – placing a declining cap on the use of mercury in products and processes. Such a cap could limit mercury releases to 10% of current levels from intentional uses, and 50% of process emissions by 2010. This approach would be far more effective ...

  • Dynamics of Mercury Pollution on Regional and Global Scales

    This book provides a detailed overview of our current understanding of different dynamic patterns involved in the redistribution of mercury in the global environment and its impact on human health and ecosystems. Mercury pollution in different regions of the world is a growing concern from environmental and epidemiological point of view. The ...

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