Mercury Vapor Release from Broken Compact Fluorescent Lamps and In Situ Capture by New Nanomaterial Sorbents

@inproceedings{JOHNSON2008MercuryVR,
  title={Mercury Vapor Release from Broken Compact Fluorescent Lamps and In Situ Capture by New Nanomaterial Sorbents},
  author={S H A W N M A N C H E S T J O H N S O N and Y U M I N G G A O I N D R E K K L O V E S A R I N and R DROBE},
  year={2008}
}
  • J O H N S O N, S H A W N M A N C H E S T, L O V E S A R I N, Y U M I N G G A O, I N D R E K K, D R O B E R
  • Published 2008
The projected increase in the use of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) motivates the development of methods to manage consumer exposure to mercury and its environmental release at the end of lamp life. This work characterizes the timeresolved release of mercury vapor from broken CFLs and from underlying substrates after removal of glass fragments to simulate cleanup. In new lamps, mercury vapor is released gradually in amounts that reach 1.3 mg or 30% of the total lamp inventory after four days… CONTINUE READING