Accession Number:

AD0749674

Title:

Investigation of Some Factors in the Biochemical Conversion of Mercury Pollutants to Toxic Methyl-Mercury Effected by Micro-Organisms in a Marine Sediment

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

The aim of the investigation was to find some of the factors involved in the conversion of mercury pollutants to toxic methyl-mercury by microorganisms in marine sediments. Research resulted in the definition of the two primary problems modeling and analysis. - A successful modeling technique was then developed, after restrictions in design were found desirable. A successful analytical technique, which had not been applied as such to biological samples, was developed and used with good results. - These two solutions were then combined in an investigation of the conversion factors Pollutant type and level Conversion time Movement of water over the sediment removal of Me-Hg produced Chelation Eutrophication and Oxygen content of the water above the sediment.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE