Mercury in the Environment News

  • OPSIS in France

    Together with our French distributor Nereïdes we participate in the International trade show Pollutec for environmental equipment, technologies and services in Lyon, France. Many interesting meetings with existing and potential customers has been made and mercury seems to be one of the applications with highest interest from visitors. Read more about mercury monitoring ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Econs support to `Make Mercury History`

    The second part of our business year 2018 is characterized by our activities to treat mercury. Specifically, ...

  • Rubberized Flooring in Gyms and Other Facilities in Puerto Rico May Produce Mercury Vapors

    Certain kinds of rubberized flooring that were used in the past in school gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms, cafeterias and possibly even in classrooms, are known to have the potential to off-gas mercury vapors during every day use.   In fact, just this past August, South Carolina’s The Island Packet published a report about the discovery of mercury vapors by a local school district in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New world record for mercury emissions monitor

    Gasmet Technologies is delighted to announce that its Continuous Mercury Monitoring system (CMM) is the first instrument to be certified for monitoring at the low levels required by industry and regulators. “This is extremely important news,” says Matti Haapala, Gasmet’s Application Development Manager. “In the past the low concentration levels in industrial emissions have ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Largest mercury treatment plant by econ opened in Australia

    Econ industries is proud to announce the completion of a game-changing new facility for mercury waste management in Karratha, in the northwestern part of Australia. In July, Contract resources, a catalyst handling and mechanical services company, opened the largest mercury treatment plant in the southern hemisphere. Thereby, it eliminates the need to export mercury-contaminated waste from ...

  • Complete CEMS Solution for Iren Incinerator (Piacenza)

    ENVEA Environnement Italia Spa won the tender for a total system revamping of the existing monitoring systems at one of the largest and most dynamic electric utility companies on the Italian scene, operating in the sectors of: Electricity Thermal energy […] ENVEA Environnement Italia Spa won the tender for a total system revamping of the existing monitoring systems at one ...


    By ENVEA

  • Complete CEMS solution for Piacenza Power Plant

    ENVEA Environnement Italia Spa won the tender for a total system revamping of the existing monitoring systems at one of the largest and most dynamic electric utility companies on the Italian scene, operating in the sectors of: Electricity Thermal energy […] ENVEA Environnement Italia Spa won the tender for a total system revamping of the existing monitoring systems at one of the largest ...


    By ENVEA

  • Complying with changing Mercury emissions regulations

    Gasmet Technologies will focus on mercury emissions monitoring at CEM 2018. Technical support staff will be available at the company’s exhibition booth (#40) to discuss the latest regulatory developments and how Gasmet’s recent certification achievements enable compliance with current and future monitoring requirements. Gasmet’s Emilia Jyrkiäinen has been invited to speak ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • New world record for mercury emissions monitor

    Gasmet Technologies is delighted to announce that its Continuous Mercury Monitoring system (CMM) is the first instrument to be certified for monitoring at the low levels required by industry and regulators. “This is extremely important news,” says Matti Haapala, Gasmet’s Application Development Manager. “In the past the low concentration levels in industrial emissions have ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • One Topic, Multiple Requirements, Individual Solutions

    Salmonella in your cheese or chocolate, horse meat instead of beef as labelled on the packaging, toxic arsenic in rice or high mercury levels in fish - food scandals and warnings from consumer authorities regularly grab our attention. The quality and safety of food we consume directly affects us all. And food safety covers many different facets of the industry. Not only confirming that food is ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Lumex Instruments Takes Part in Making Mercury History

    Minamata disease is one of the most notorious ecological catastrophes of the 20th century. Discharge of mercury-containing effluent by the "Chisso" chemical plant to the Minamata Bay in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, gave rise to a dangerous syndrome that seriously affects the central nervous system due to the toxicity of methylmercury, which gets into the body with contaminated food. In ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • EU protects citizens from toxic mercury, paves the way for global action

    The ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, confirms Europe's leading role to protect citizens' health and the environment around the world. Upon initiative from the EU, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the new global treaty on mercury was negotiated and concluded in 2013. The EU has one of the most ambitious policies for ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Visit with Tekran at ICMGP 2017

    The International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant is quickly approaching, starting July 16th. As a Quicksilver Sponsor, Tekran has given our financial support in recognition of the ICMGP as the pre-eminent gathering of mercury researchers and policy makers. This will be another exciting year for Tekran as we ...

  • Mercury workshops in South Africa

    In March Lumex Instruments company took part in several workshops in South Africa, which are devoted to the problems of mercury pollution, its sources and impact. Two events – Energy Efficiency & Emissions workshop and 12th annual Mercury Emissions from Coal workshop – were organized by  ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. Launches New Mercury Control Product

    Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. ("ME2C" or the "Company"), a leader in mercury emissions control in North America, announced today that it is adding a new product to its proven, cost-effective mercury capture program that will reduce mercury emissions by preventing scrubber reemission events. The product is specifically designed for coal-fired power utilities with wet scrubbers to help ...

  • 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 AMETEK Brookfield

  • 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 AMETEK Brookfield

  • 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 AMETEK Brookfield

  • 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 AMETEK Brookfield

  • Better estimates of worldwide mercury pollution

    Original story at MIT News Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated trajectory; even after it settles onto land and sinks into oceans, mercury can be re-emitted back into the atmosphere repeatedly. This so-called “grasshopper ...

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