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Research project: Study of the equilibrium and kinetics of mercury sorption and desorption by power station fly ash and assessment of the role of ash in limiting the bio-availability of mercury

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A project funded by the INTAS Programme

Project Overview

It is known that power station fly ash can act as a sorbent for mercury in aqueous solutions, and that it appears to bind strongly to mercury in soil. Fly ash itself is a multi-component system, composed of glass, amorphous, crystalline and carbon phases. In addition, mercury appears in many forms, varying significantly in their stability and the degree of threat posed to human health and the environment. The overall behaviour of the ash-mercury system is thus extremely complex, and may involve both physical and chemical bonding, precipitation and entrapment.

Collaborators

Departement Systemes Energetiques et Environnement, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Chemistry Department, University of Southampton, UK

GALAB, Geestacht, Germany

Institute of New Chemical Technologies and Materials, KazGU, Kazakhstan

Mercury-metric Laboratory, Kaskelen Geophysical Observatory, Kazakhstan

BG Chair of Environmental Technology, AIPET, Kazakhstan

Scientific Research Institute Stromproekt, Kazakhstan

Institute of Chemistry, University of St Petersburg, Russia

Publications

Ilyushchenko M.A., Lapshin E, Delebarre A, Tanton , (2005) "Mercury Risk Reduction by PowerStation Ash in a River. In: R.F. Olfenbuttel and P.J. White (Eds.), Remediation of Contaminated Sediments 2005: Finding Achievable Risk Reduction Solutions." Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (New Orleans, Louisiana; Jan 24–27, 2005). Paper B2-01

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