Hg is one of the most toxic metals. In the atmosphere, three forms of Hg exists: gaseous elemental mercury (GEM), gaseous oxidised mercury (GOM), and particulate bound mercury (PBM). Currently, traceable calibration methods only exist for elemental mercury (Hg(0)). However, such measurements are also needed for oxidised Hg species, i.e. Hg(II) to meet the requirements of EU regulation and the implementation of the Minamata Convention. For the control and assessment of Hg concentrations in the environment, it is essential to be able to monitor all Hg species. Therefore, the main challenges of this project are:
On metrology, economy,
environment and health.
The project is nearing completion. You are kindly invited to read the final Summary and final Publishable Report.
will be held at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Department of Environmental Sciences, from November 21st to November 22nd, 2017.
In the framework of the project: "Development and implementation of analytical tools for the assurance of quality and traceability in the measurements of toxic elements (Hg) in fish of the Amazon", financed by the "Regional Fund for the Quality Infrastructure for biodiversity and climate protection in Latin America and the Caribbean ", two meetings where carried out:Kick-off Meeting "Definition...
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The EMPIR initiative is co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the EMPIR Participating States