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Volume 1, 2013Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Heavy Metals in Contaminated Sites II: Mining and Smelting|
|Published online||23 April 2013|
Mercury species in solid matter of dispersion of the Ursk tailing dispersion train (Ursk village, Kemerovo region, Russia)
Institute of Geology and Minerology SB RAS, Koptyug Pr. 3, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS, Novosibirsk Koptyug Pr. 3, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Mercury species are highly toxic, and methylmercury is the most dangerous for environment and biota. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the distribution of mercury speciations (HgX2 (were X is O, SO24-, Cl and et al.), CH3Hg+, HgS) in diffuse halation high-sulfide waste of piles at the Ursk massive sulfide ore deposits which are being mined since the 1940s. To determine the mercury speciation, the method of thermal analysis with atomic absorption spectrometry as detector was applied.
Key words: mercury speciation / sulfide waste
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