Mercury in the Environment News

  • Brian Henry named portfolio federal project director for Y-12 cleanup

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) has named Brian Henry as its new portfolio federal project director for cleanup at the Y-12 National Security Complex. As the portfolio federal project director, Henry oversees all of the planning and execution for Y-12’s current and upcoming cleanup projects, including all decontamination, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Mercury Removal from Exhaust Stacks and Process Gas is a Shifting Billion Dollar/yr. Market

    New technologies, geographies and regulations are creating an ever changing market for mercury removal from exhaust stacks and process gases. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in N056 Mercury Air Reduction Market. The largest application is coal-fired boilers. Natural gas purification, sewage sludge incinerators, waste-to-energy plants and other facilities are significant ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Introducing the Computrac Vapor Pro XL

    Arizona Instrument LLC is proud to announce the release of the Computrac Vapor Pro XL – the latest in a long line of accurate, reliable and easy to use moisture analyzers. About the Vapor Pro XL The Vapor Pro XL is a chemical free, moisture specific alternative to Karl Fischer titration. It features ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Veolia North America moving headquarters to Boston

    Veolia, the global leader in environmental solutions and optimized resource management, has announced that it is moving its headquarters to Boston. The company stated that the Boston “region’s innovation and sustainability culture is a perfect fit for the world’s largest environmental services company.” Veolia North America is a member of the International District Energy ...

  • Find Safety in Reliable Mercury Detection

    Join us May 21-26 in Baltimore, MD at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition (AIHce) at booth 738, and see the difference that an accurate, user friendly, reliable and durable mercury vapor analyzer can make to your environmental remediation needs. Why Choose Jerome®? Jerome® has been the most respected name ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • econ VacuDry Technology safely separates oil, water and mercury from the solids

    Common drilling procedures for oil and gas, used widely around the world, produce a consistently increasing amount drill cuttings containing oil. Our VacuDry® technology (vacuum distillation) is designed to safely separate oil, water and mercury from the solids (including NORM), allowing reuse of the oil and safe disposal of the water, mercury, solids and NORM. Treatment of drill cuttings is ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Axetris Infrared Sources ready for take-off to Mercury

    Axetris infrared sources are built into the MERTIS IR Spectrometer as part of European Space Agency’s BepiColombo Mission. The Electrically Modulated Infrared Sources (EMIRS200) from Axetris were chosen due to their black body emission characteristics. Long lifetime and emission stability are key strengths of the MEMS-based design. The MERTIS spectrometer will operate in the 7-14 ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Tackling 2016 Lab Challenges

    And if those needs happen to be related to moisture, solids and ash analysis or even hydrogen sulfide and mercury vapor analysis, come visit us at booth 2031/2033 in Atlanta, GA March 6-10 to learn how Computrac and Jerome can help you. Why Choose Our Instruments? ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river

    A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the EPA said in a preliminary report on the metals. Utah ...


    By Associated Press

  • Quick, Accurate Mercury Measurement for Miners

    Join us February 21-24 in Phoenix, AZ at the Society of Mining Engineers Annual Conference and Expo (SME) booth 543, and see why our instruments have been trusted by some the biggest names in mining for over 30 years. Why Choose Jerome®? Jerome® Mercury Vapor Analyzers make it easy to comply ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Increase mercury vapor detection range by 10X

    New vapor dilution module extends detection range of the Jerome J505 from nanograms to milligrams. How it works: The new 10:1 dilution module for the J505 reduces the concentration of mercury vapor in the sample stream by a factor of ten, allowing for a much higher detection limit. Rather than the standard upper detection limit of 500 μg/m3, the new J505 dilution module ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • JRC-IRMM releases CRMs for trace elements in plastics

    JRC-IRMM released two new certified reference materials to be used by laboratories world-wide to ensure the quality of their tests of plastics for the presence of toxic trace elements. Such testing is required to implement EU legislation which limits certain toxic elements in electric and electronic equipment (Directive 2011/65/EU, "RoHS 2"), packaging material (Directive 94/62/EC) and old ...

  • Mercury-resistant bacteria useful for studying toxic metal cycling

    Mercury-resistant bacteria could help scientists to understand more about mercury cycling in the environment. In a new study, researchers identified one particular strain of soil bacterium that could serve as a model for the conversion of the toxic metal into less toxic forms. They also discovered a new gene involved in the conversion process. Bacteria play an important role in the cycling of ...

  • Global reductions in mercury emissions should lead to billions in economic benefits for U.S.

    Original story at MIT News Mercury pollution is a global problem with local consequences: Emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources travel around the world through the atmosphere, eventually settling in oceans and waterways, where the pollutant gradually accumulates in fish. Consumption of ...

  • The Market for Mercury Removal will be Growing Robustly in the Next Decade

    Recent estimates of annual global mercury emissions from both natural and anthropogenic sources are in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 metric tons per year. These estimates include mercury that is re-emitted. The U.S. EPA analyzed the harm from mercury and came to the conclusion that reduction expenditures as high as $30,000 per pound would be warranted. On this basis the potential market for mercury ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • UNEP Côte d`Ivoire Assessment Highlights Action Required for Path to Sustainable Development

    Large scale reforestation and sound environmental management could support the recovery of Côte d'Ivoire's forest cover, which now forms just 3 per cent of the country's national territory and continues to decrease rapidly, according to UNEP's Côte d'Ivoire Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment. Côte d'Ivoire's forests have global significant biodiversity value and ...

  • U.S. EPA requires Cupertino cement company to report toxic chemicals, commit to environmental projects

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Lehigh Southwest Cement Company for failing to properly report releases of toxic chemicals at its Cupertino, Calif. plant. The company is required to pay a $47,600 penalty and spend $144,250 to fund projects that support local emergency response and limit future releases from the plant. Under the federal Emergency Planning and ...

  • Jerome Mercury Detection – Innovation Across the Globe

    Arizona Instrument’s line of Jerome® toxic gas analyzers is designed to provide accurate and reliable data in compact, rugged and easy to use packages. Our patented gold film sensor technology in particular is referenced in countless other patents dealing with mercury waste and removal, just some of which are listed below. Jerome is a trusted standard when it comes to ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • EPA Administrator Traveling to Japan to Highlight and Advance Environmental Bilateral Cooperation

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will travel to Japan from August 23-29 to advance environmental bilateral cooperation between the U.S. Government and the Government of Japan. The trip builds on outcomes agreed to during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state visit to the U.S. in April 2015. EPA’s bilateral relationship with Japan is rooted in ...

  • EPA Statement on Data from New Mexico to Navajo Nation from Gold King Mine Release

    Today, EPA is releasing additional water quality data from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2015 for the Animas and San Juan Rivers from the Northern Border of New Mexico to Navajo Nation. Based upon the surface water sample results in New Mexico surface water concentrations are trending toward pre-event conditions. To assess the impacts of the release at the Gold King Mine, water quality samples were collected ...

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