Global and Regional Mercury Cycles Sources Fluxes and Mass Balances

Siberia contains large areas of mercuriferous belts; natural deposits that emit mercury into the atmosphere and water. Siberian gold has been mined with the use of mercury since the early 1800s.

Author: W. Baeyens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400917805

Category: Science

Page: 563

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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, Siberia, with its vast territory and variety of natural zones, is of special interest in the global mercury cycle and in terms of the influence of geographical zones on source and sink terms in regional budgets. Siberia contains large areas of mercuriferous belts; natural deposits that emit mercury into the atmosphere and water. Siberian gold has been mined with the use of mercury since the early 1800s. But there, too, huge forest zones and vast areas of tundra and wetland (bogs) can act as efficient sinks for atmospheric mercury. Audience: Environmental scientists, legislators, politicians and the interested citizen wishing to gain a clear picture of the biogeochemical cycling of mercury.

Trace Element Speciation for Environment Food and Health

M. Horvat, in Global and Regional Mercury Cycles: Sources, Fluxes and Mass Balances, eds. W. Baeyens, R. Ebinghaus and O. Vasiliev, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 1996, pp. 1—31. 8. M. Horvat, Chemosphere, 1999, 39, 1167. 9.

Author: L Ebdon

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 184755220X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 418

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The ongoing progress of science has shown that it is important for analytical scientists to determine not only the presence of particular elements, but also their species. There are many fields where this is applicable, and where there are a number of topics to be addressed. Developing separation and measurement systems for the many element species has tested the resourcefulness of analytical chemists over recent decades. A product of the EU sponsored Speciation 21 Network, this book presents a detailed review of the state-of-the-art of speciation issues in the occupational health, food and environment sectors, along with the main conclusions arising from discussions held during expert meetings. Topics covered include mercury and organotin compounds in the environment; factors affecting the health of workers; the importance of speciation of trace elements for health, and subsequent metabolism in the body; analytical methodologies; risk assessment; and legislation. Trace Element Speciation for Environment, Food and Health provides an insight into applied research in the speciation field and how it has become so important in all the fields represented. With its comprehensive coverage, it will be of particular interest to researchers in industry and academia, as well as government agencies and legislative bodies.

From Darkness to Light

In : Baeyens W , Ebinghaus R , Vasiliev O ( eds ) Global and regional mercury cycles : sources , fluxes and mass balances . NATO - ASI Series 2 . Environment vol 21. Kluwer , Dordrecht , The Netherlands , pp 179-190 Prestbo EM , Bloom ...

Author: Berdj Kenadjian

Publisher: Turnkey Press

ISBN: 9781933538235

Category:

Page: 444

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From Darkness to Light is the true story of how two little-known men, guided by unseen celestial forces, confronted and overcame overwhelming obstacles to create a new understanding of the root causes of world disorder and its bitter fruit of widespread anxiety.

Dynamics of Mercury Pollution on Regional and Global Scales

Global and Regional Mercury Cycles : Sources , Fluxes and Mass Balances . NATO - ASI - Series , 2. Environment - 21 , Kluwer Academic Publishers , Dordrecht , The Netherlands , 135-159 , 1996 . Ebinghaus , R. , Tripathi , R.M. ...

Author: Nicola Pirrone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387244938

Category: Nature

Page: 744

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the different dynamic patterns involved in the redistribution of mercury in the global environment, and its impact on human health and ecosystems. Increasing mercury usage and the lack of emission control policy, especially in fast developing countries, represent a complex environmental and political issue that can only benefit from more accurate measurement.

Mercury Contaminated Sites

Econ Geol 68:1313–1320 Meji R (1991) The fate of mercury in coal-fired power plants and the influence of wet flue-gas ... Ebinghaus R, Vasiliev 0 (eds) Global and regional mercury cycles: sources, fluxes and mass balances.

Author: Ralf Ebinghaus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662037548

Category: Nature

Page: 539

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An up-to-date overview of the characterization, risk assessment and remediation of mercury-contaminated sites. The book summarizes, for the first time, works from Europe, Russia and the American continent, and review chapters are supplemented by detailed, international case studies.


Organometallic Compounds in the Environment

Mason, R.P., and Fitzgerald, W.F., Sources, sinks and biogeochemical cycling of mercury in the ocean. In Global and Regional Mercury Cycles: Sources, Fluxes and Mass Balances, W. Baeyens, ...

Author: P. J. Craig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470864885

Category: Science

Page: 434

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A knowledge of the chemical structure and concentration of organometal compounds throughout the ecosystem is important in working out the pathways and mechanisms by which metals distribute themselves throughout the environment. Treating the topic as an integrated subject area, the Second Edition of Organometallic Compounds in the Environment covers all the recent developments in analytical techniques and reports all the new work that has been achieved since the first book. Covers the general importance and characteristics of organometallic species. Includes general developments in analytical techniques. Discusses several minority elements including antimony and selenium. The book addresses the subject in a single, manageable size and each chapter can be used either as a single review or sequentially within the topic area. A useful resource for all researchers and scientists in industry working with organometallic compounds, including, chemists, environmentalists and ecologists.

Mercury study report to Congress

Lenka, M., K. K. Panda, and B. B. Panda (1992) Monitoring and Assessment of Mercury Pollution in the Vicinity of a Chloralkali Plant. IV. ... (Eds.), Global and Regional Mercury Cycles: Sources, Fluxes, and Mass Balances, 359-380.

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428903720

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Mercury study report to Congress Vol 3

Lenka, M., K. K. Panda, and B. B. Panda (1992) Monitoring and Assessment of Mercury Pollution in the Vicinity of a Chloralkali Plant. IV. ... (Eds.), Global and Regional Mercury Cycles: Sources, Fluxes, and Mass Balances, 359-380.

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428953809

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Peatlands

Fitzgerald, W.F. and Mason, R.P., 1996. The global mercury cycle: oceanic and anthropogenic aspects. In: Baeyens, W., Vasilievm, O., and Ebinghaus, R. (Eds), Regional and Global Mercury Cycles: Sources, Fluxes and Mass Balances.

Author: I.P. Martini

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080468051

Category: Law

Page: 606

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'In the past two decades there has been considerable work on global climatic change and its effect on the ecosphere, as well as on local and global environmental changes triggered by human activities. From the tropics to the Arctic, peatlands have developed under various geological conditions, and they provide good records of global and local changes since the Late Pleistocene. The objectives of the book are to analyze topics such as geological evolution of major peatlands basins; peatlands as self sustaining ecosystems; chemical environment of peatlands: water and peat chemistry; peatlands as archives of environmental changes; influence of peatlands on atmosphere: circular complex interactions; remote sensing studies of peatlands; peatlands as a resource; peatlands degradation, restoration, plus more.' * Presents an interdisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on Earth Science, and addresses the need for intergration between subdisciplines and the developing of new approaches * Synthesizes the evolutionary, ecological, and chemical characteristics of major peatlands, as well as focuses on the environmental changes, from climate changes to surface ares changes due to human activities * Covers topical studies of worldwide interest and provides examples from many different countries