Characterization and speciation of mercury-bearing mine wastes using X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

@article{Kim2000CharacterizationAS,
  title={Characterization and speciation of mercury-bearing mine wastes using X-ray absorption spectroscopy.},
  author={Christopher S. Kim and Gordon E. Brown and James J. Rytuba},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2000},
  volume={261 1-3},
  pages={157-68}
}
Mining of mercury deposits located in the California Coast Range has resulted in the release of mercury to the local environment and water supplies. The solubility, transport, and potential bioavailability of mercury are controlled by its chemical speciation, which can be directly determined for samples with total mercury concentrations greater than 100 mg kg(-1) (ppm) using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). This technique has the additional benefits of being non-destructive to the sample… CONTINUE READING