Potential outputs and impact from the project results
The uptake of the project’s results by the wider metrological and scientific community will also support the effective implementation of the Global mercury treaty (Minamata Convention) and the process of standardisation at the European and global level.
The project will:
- Enable the traceable assessment of Hg concentrations against those specified in European legislation and as part of the global Hg observing system i.e. the IED 2010/75/EU, the Air Quality Directive 2004/107/EC, the Waste Incineration Directive 2000/76/EC and the Minamata Convention adopted in 2013. The project will do this through the development of calibration methods and reference standards for oxidised Hg species, including HgCl2 (Deliverable 1). The project will also compare and validate existing methods for measuring oxidised Hg (Deliverables 2 & 3) as well as producing optimised and validated sampling methods for gaseous Hg species (Deliverable 6) and a good practice guide for Hg sample preparation and interspecies conversion correction (Deliverable 5).
- Enable comparable and validated procedures for Hg(0) and Hg(II) measurement in stack emissions and the atmosphere, i.e. those relevant to industry and the management of Hg contaminated sites. The project will field test new and existing methods for on-line and sorbent based Hg measurements in stack emissions (Deliverable 7) and in the atmosphere (Deliverable 8).
- Finally, the project will produce bulk and species specific isotope ratio measurements to determine Hg migration pathways, its origin and species interconversion as well as investigating the use of biomonitors as passive monitors for Hg speciation and isotopic signatures representing the origin and fate of atmospheric Hg (Deliverable 4).
List of deliverables:
|Relevant objective||Deliverable number||Deliverable description||Deliverable type||Partners (Lead in bold)||Delivery date|
|1||D1||Optimised and traceable calibration methods for oxidised mercury (Hg) species, including mercury chloride (HgCl2)||Methods||VSL, JSI, VTT, Optoseven, Lumex, PSA||Mar 2019 (M18)|
|1||D2||Certification protocol for the output of liquid evaporative HgCl2 generators||Certification protocol||Optoseven, VTT, JSI, VSL, PSA||Sep 2019 (M24)|
|2||D3||Report on the comparison of different methods for measuring oxidised Hg (Hg(II)); including methods to accurately compare total mercury (Hgtot) concentrations in generated standard gases for elemental mercury Hg(0) and oxidised mercury (Hg(II))||Comparison report||LGC, JSI, VSL, CENAM, PSA, VTT, UPPA||Jun 2020 (M33)|
|2||D4||Report on bulk species specific isotope ratio measurements to determine Hg migration pathways, its origin and species interconversion including the use of biomonitors as passive monitors for Hg speciation and isotopic signatures representing the origin and fate of atmospheric Hg||Report||UPPA, JSI, UBA, TUBITAK, LGC, CENAM||Mar 2020 (M30)|
|2, 3||D5||Good practice guide for Hg sample preparation and interspecies conversion correction||Good practice guide||LGC, TUBITAK, UPPA, CENAM, JSI||May 2020 (M32)|
|3||D6||Optimised and validated sampling methods for gaseous Hg species using traceable reference standards for Hg(0) and Hg(II))||Methods||JSI, CNR, UBA, UPPA, LGC, VTT, Optoseven, PSA||May 2020 (M32)|
|4||D7||Validation report on the field testing of new and existing methods for on-line and sorbent based Hg measurements in stack emissions||Validation report||VTT, JSI, LGC, Optoseven, PSA, Lumex, UPPA||Sep 2020 (M36)|
|4||D8||Validation report on the field testing of new and existing methods for on-line and sorbent based Hg measurements in the atmosphere||Validation report||CNR, LGC, JSI, UPPA||Sep 2020 (M36)|
|5||D9||Evidence of contributions to new or improved international standards with a specific focus on CEN TC264 WG8 and WG25, ISO TC146 SC3 and SC1, ISO TC158, CCQM GAWG and IAWG and ISO/REMCO Examples of early uptake of project outputs by end users||Reporting documents||UBA, all partners||Sep 2020 (M36)|
|n/a||D10||Delivery of all technical and financial reporting documents as required by EURAMET||Reporting documents||JSI, all partners||Sep 2020 (M36) + 60 days|