Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury by Guangliang Liu, Yong Cai, Nelson O'Driscoll

By Guangliang Liu, Yong Cai, Nelson O'Driscoll

The e-book that appears at mercury's impression on the earth todayRecent study via the EPA has concluded that one in six ladies of childbearing age have dangerous degrees of mercury of their our bodies, which places 630,000 infant infants every year prone to neurological impairment. Mercury poses serious dangers to the wellbeing and fitness of animals and ecosystems world wide, and this publication offers the basic info that anybody attracted to environmental sciences should still find out about the basics of the whole mercury cycle. constituted of 4 components that current an summary of mercury within the setting, mercury changes, shipping, and bioaccumulation and toxicology, each one bankruptcy of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury comprises the fundamental strategies of the particular topic, a serious evaluate of that topic, and the longer term study needs.This publication explains the environmental habit and toxicological results of mercury on people and different organisms, and gives a baseline for what's identified and what uncertainties stay in recognize to mercury biking. The chapters concentrate on the basic technological know-how underlying the environmental chemistry and destiny of mercury. This paintings may be priceless to quite a lot of coverage specialists, environmental scientists, and people requiring a complete resource for the kingdom of the technology during this box.

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15 16 ADVANCES IN SPECIATION ANALYSIS OF MERCURY IN THE ENVIRONMENT samples). It is very easy to couple GC with highly effective preconcentration methods, such as purge and trap, which can significantly improve the sensitivity and makes GC the first choice for analyzing ultra-low concentrations of Hg species in environmental samples. , 2009). Various element-specific detectors, such as atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), atomic fluorescence spectrometry (AFS), and atomic emission spectrometry (AES), have been coupled on-line to GC, HPLC, or CE for Hg speciation analysis.

2009) Jung et al. (2009) Jackson et al. (2009) Ito et al. (2009) Yazdi et al. (2010) Park et al. 0 (Seawater) — — — — — Hg2+ LOD (ng/L for Water and ng/g for Solid Matrices) — — — — — — Others Geerdink et al. (2007) Canario et al. (2006) Mishra et al. (2005) Lee et al. (2007) Gibicar et al. (2007) Mao et al. (2008) References 19 Air Hair Fish (CH3 )2 Hg MeHg Hg2+ , MeHg MeHg Biological samples Fish Fish MeHg MeHg Fish Hg2+ , MeHg Acetic acid (microwave) TMAH (microwave) TMAH Acid digest TMAH or HNO3 (microwave) 25% KOH– methanol or 18% NaOH– methanol — SE HS-SPME SE Pr Eth or Ph Eth Eth — CarbotrapTM SPME Ph Eth SPME SE EI-MS ICP-MS ICP-MS CV-AFS CV-AFS AFS ICP-MS AFS — — — — — — — Krystek and Ritsema (2005) Jokai et al.

REFERENCES 9 Following this opening chapter, environmental analytical chemistry of mercury species and measurement of industrial gas phase mercury emissions are discussed. 4), which includes the interaction of mercury with organic matter and the isotope fractionation of mercury. In addition, the toxicity, metallomics, and health risks associated with mercury (in particular MeHg) exposure are discussed in Part IV of the book. 6 CONCLUDING REMARKS Both naturally occurring and anthropogenic processes can release mercury into the environment, and the latter has led to a current total global atmospheric mercury burden two- to fivefold higher than before the industrialized period.

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