Binding and mobility of mercury in soils contaminated by emissions from chlor-alkali plants.

@article{Biester2002BindingAM,
  title={Binding and mobility of mercury in soils contaminated by emissions from chlor-alkali plants.},
  author={Harald Biester and German M{\"u}ller and Heinz Friedrich Sch{\"o}ler},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2002},
  volume={284 1-3},
  pages={191-203}
}
Chlor-alkali plants are known to be an important source of Hg emissions to the atmosphere and related contamination of soils in their vicinity. In the present study, the results of Hg speciation and mobility of Hg in soils affected by Hg emissions from three chlor-alkali plants are compared. Solid phase mercury speciation analyses was carried out using a mercury-thermo-desorption technique with the aim of distinguishing elemental Hg [Hg(0)] from Hg(II)-binding forms. Mercury species in soil… CONTINUE READING