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Mercury in the EnvironmentPattern and Process$
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Michael Bank

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520271630

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520271630.001.0001

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Analytical Methods for Measuring Mercury in Water, Sediment, and Biota

Analytical Methods for Measuring Mercury in Water, Sediment, and Biota

(p.27) Chapter 3 Analytical Methods for Measuring Mercury in Water, Sediment, and Biota
Mercury in the Environment

Brenda K. Lasorsa

Gary A. Gill

Milena Horvat

University of California Press

Mercury exists in a large number of physical and chemical forms with a wide range of properties. Conversion between these forms provides the basis for mercury's complex distribution in local and global cycles and for its biological enrichment and effects. During recent years, new analytical techniques have become available that have contributed significantly to the understanding of mercury chemistry in natural systems and allow for the determination of total mercury as well as major species of mercury in water, sediments and soils, and biota. This chapter provides an overview of a wide variety of analytical methods that can be utilized, depending on the nature of the sample, the concentration levels of mercury, and what species or fraction is to be quantified.

Keywords:   mercury, methylmercury, inorganic mercury, reactive mercury, total mercury, analysis, speciation, chemical forms of mercury, analytical methods, mercury in environmental samples

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