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Main Title Mercury Pollution Control in Stream and Lake Sediments.
Author Sugg, J. D. ; Peterse, D. H. ; Middlebrook, J, J. B. ;
CORP Author Advanced Technology Center, Inc., Dallas, Tex.
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-68-01-0086; EPA-16080-HTD; 12070,; 16080-HTD-03/72
Stock Number PB-211 250
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Mercury) ; ( Mercury ; Chemisorption) ; ( Water chemistry ; Mercury) ; ( Sediments ; Mercury) ; Precipitation(Chemistry) ; Mercury organic compounds ; Mercury inorganic compounds ; Adsorption ; Thiols ; Polyvinyl alcohol ; Substrates ; Performance evaluation ; Thioureas ; Cotton fabrics ; pH ; Dissolved gases ; Oxygen ; Water pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-211 250 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 39p
Mercury contamination enters streams and lakes from a variety of sources. It becomes sorbed onto the sediments where it resides in dynamic equilibrium with the dissolved species in the suprajacent water column. A means must be found to remove mercury from sediments without destroying the environment or otherwise upsetting the ecological balance. The problem of mercury immobilization and removal was addressed by evaluating a number of recoverable sulfur based getter systems. Examples of these are: Elemental sulfur deployed as a coating on a recoverable meshwork, and Thiourea type organic compounds dispersed in a recoverable matrix. In the course of these evaluations several improved getter system combinations became obvious and these were also included into the scope of this research. Only natural sediments and waters were used to prepare test aquaria in order to simulate natural conditions as nearly as possible.