Investigation of Some Factors in the Biochemical Conversion of Mercury Pollutants to Toxic Methyl-Mercury Effected by Micro-Organisms in a Marine Sediment
NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Water Pollution and Control