Radiotracer method to study the transport of mercury(II)chloride from water to sediment and air

F. Karaca, I. Ölmez, N. K. Aras

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Abstract

The fate of dissolved Hg(II) in surface waters is an important component of the Hg cycle. A simple experimental methodology was used to understand and measure the transport of Hg(II) from water to air and sediment. The use of radioactive dissolved Hg tracer for the determination of evasion and deposition is found to be a very useful technique. The evasion of mercury was investigated during a 140-hour period. It was observed that about a quarter of mercury chloride remained in the water phase, the other quarter was emitted via the evasion process and half of it deposited in sediment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume259
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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