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The International Conference on Environmental Concerns and Emerging Abatement Technologies 2001: Collection of Short Communications

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Volume 2 |Article ID 740827 | 6 pages | https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2002.340

Mercury Exchange at the Air-Water-Soil Interface: An Overview of Methods

Received27 Feb 2002
Accepted10 Apr 2002

Abstract

An attempt is made to assess the present knowledge about the methods of determining mercury (Hg) exchange at the air-water-soil interface during the past 20 years. Methods determining processes of wet and dry removal/deposition of atmospheric Hg to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as methods determining Hg emission fluxes to the atmosphere from natural surfaces (soil and water) are discussed. On the basis of the impressive advances that have been made in the areas relating to Hg exchange among air-soil-water interfaces, we analyzed existing problems and shortcomings in our current knowledge. In addition, some important fields worth further research are discussed and proposed.


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