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  • Mercury- then and Now

    Over the past decades, mercury (Hg, quicksilver) has gone from being a versatile commodity used in everything from thermometers to herbicides, to a partially banned substance, which name alone signals environmental issues and health concerns. Today, much use of mercury has been phased out in favour of more environmental- and health-friendly substances, and the remaining circulation of mercury is ...


    By Opsis AB

  • 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 unveil an expanded Tekran product line. At our exhibit, we’ll have our ...

  • Mercury- then and now

    Over the past decades, mercury (Hg, quicksilver) has gone from being a versatile commodity used in everything from thermometers to herbicides, to a partially banned substance, which name alone signals environmental issues and health concerns. Today, much use of mercury has been phased out in favour of more environmental- and health-friendly substances, and the remaining circulation of mercury is ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Lumex Instruments is traditionally taking part in 12th Mercury and Multi-Pollutant Emissions from Coal Workshop (MEC 12)

    Lumex Instruments is traditionally taking part in 12th Mercury and multi-pollutant emissions from coal workshop (MEC 12) which will be held in Mpumalanga, South Africa from 28th of February to 3rd of March, 2017. As always, it is focused on mercury and combined pollutant control from coal combustion. The MEC 12 workshop will include issues such as coal chemistry, control technologies and ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Visit with Tekran at ICMGP 2015

    The International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant is right around the corner, starting June 14th. As the only 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 banner year for Tekran as we unveil new advances to our product lines. At our booth, we’ll ...

  • ERM-AE671: A new CRM to make mercury measurements in food more reliable

    JRC scientists developed a new certified reference material (CRM) to improve the accuracy of methylmercury measurements in food. This CRM (ERM-AE671) consists of isotopically labelled methylmercury with certified values for the isotopic composition. Used as internal standard, it will make the measurements of methylmercury more accurate. Regulation 466/2001/EC sets limits for the total mercury ...

  • 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 IEA Clean Coal Centre. Our expert among more than 70 participants from around the world ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Join Tekran at ICMGP 2013

    The International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant is right around the corner and starts July 28th. 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 banner year for Tekran as we unveil new advances to our product lines. The Tekran® 2600 Total Mercury ...

  • E.I. DuPont de nemours and company ordered to pay $59,000 penalty for mercury discharges at Kinston, N.C., facility (NC)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently settled with E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for the discharge of pollutants in violation of the Clean Water Act at its polymer fiber manufacturing facility in Kinston, N.C. Under the terms of the Consent Agreement and Final Order, DuPont paid a civil penalty of $59,000. The company discharged levels of mercury in excess of the ...

  • P S Analytical presents recent developments in Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry

    At Pittcon 2008, PSA will be presenting posters detailing their latest developments in Continuous Emissions Monitoring and Atomic Fluorescence Spectroscopy for determination and speciation. This year’s posters will include latest work on the determination of total gaseous mercury in ambient air. Coal-burning power plants are the largest anthropogenic source of mercury emissions to the air. ...


    By P S Analytical Limited

  • Gasmet invites CEM 2016 visitors to measure almost anything

    As a world leader in FTIR technology, Gasmet’s booth (No. 33) at CEM 2016 in Lisbon, 18-20th May, will focus on both portable and continuous extractive FTIR gas analyzers, and the Gasmet CVAF Continuous Mercury Monitor (CMM). “With these technologies, our customers are able to measure almost any gaseous compound in industrial emissions,” says Gasmet’s Antti Heikkilä. ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Mercury Rising – Enviro Technology and mercury monitoring

    The first global treaty on mercury has put the metal firmly on the emissions monitoring agenda in 2013. The Minamata Convention – which binds governments in over 140 countries to actively prevent mercury emissions and releases – was signed in January 2013. Mercury has long since been recognised as a chemical of global concern due to both its ability to travel long distances in the ...

  • EPA Everglades Study Shows Contamination has Declined, but Risks Still Remain

    (ATLANTA – September 19, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a report today documenting the ecological condition of the entire 2,063-square-mile freshwater portion of the publicly- owned Everglades. The report documents the third phase of an 11-year study of the Everglades marshes, which determined that mercury in prey fish is declining, but still elevated, while phosphorous ...

  • 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 remove ...

  • Pollution Prevention Videoconference Links Hospital Staffers

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - Hospital employees across Washington state can learn the most current methods for managing and reducing hospital wastes, especially from disinfection and sterilization processes, at an interactive videoconference broadcast to six locations on March 8, 2007. Through speaker presentations, question and answer sessions and local roundtable discussions, participants will ...

  • EN 15267 Approved Mercury Monitoring System

    The measurement of total gaseous mercury is a challenge due to chemical reactions and contamination. The installed systems will often require a lot of maintenance, still not giving reliable results. The OPSIS System 400 is different and provides the plants with an accurate mercury analyser, that will operate with a minimum of maintenance. The simple design gives high performance with fast ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Impact of mercury exposure from chlor-alkali plants

    An EU project, EMECAP1, has investigated levels of mercury exposure to populations living near chlor-alkali plants and the impact on human health. It found that the overall health risk was low, but was higher for some workers at the plants and for those who consumed contaminated fish or had mercury dental fillings. Mercury is a natural element but human activities, such as mining and ...

  • Continuous Mercury Monitoring with State-of-the-Art Technology = Gasmet CMM

    With the introduction of ever tightening legislation for emissions, new challenges are also facing the equipment that is used for continuous monitoring of trace pollutants. In the United States, the Clean Air Mercury Rule will establish strict limits for Mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. Gasmet Technologies decided to meet this challenge with a novel approach together with the ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Mercury conversion - a challenge for the chlor alkali industry in Europe

    The phasing out of the mercury cell technology by the end of 2017. the export ban of mercury outside of the EU and the European regulations regarding the safe disposal of the surplus mercury are challenging the European Chlor Alkali industry. Interim solutions, such as the temporary storage of mercury are very costly because of special landfill regulations. Because of irregularities in the past ...

  • Some pollutants declining in Willamette and Columbia Rivers, testing confirms

    The Willamette, a large river associated with 70 percent of the population of Oregon, is getting cleaner in regard to some persistent toxic pollutants that are a legacy of past management practices. A 257-mile portion of the Columbia River between Umatilla, Oregon, and Skamokawa, Washington, is also showing a similar trend. These findings are based on research by U.S. Geological Survey ...

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