Chelating Resins

Nickel (Ni²⁺) removal from water using chelating resins

Where does nickel come from? Pure nickel (Ni) is a silvery-white metal that is rarely found as a pure metal in the earth’s crust because it will oxidise when it comes into contact with oxygen. Pure nickel can be found in the interiors of larger nickel–iron meteorites that were not exposed to oxygen when outside the earth’s atmosphere or in ultramafic rocks.   Nickel is…

Mercury (Hg⁰ and Hg²⁺) removal from water

Introduction Mercury species exists in various forms: elemental (or metallic); inorganic (e.g. mercuric chloride); and organic mercury (e.g., methyl- and ethylmercury), which all have different toxic effects. Mercury poisoning can result from exposure to water-soluble forms of mercury (such as mercuric chloride or methylmercury), inhalation of mercury vapour, or by ingesting any form of mercury.…

Soil remediation success

Soil Remediation – New Building Mercury Removal

The Problem During commissioning stages, mercury was detected in the air of a newly constructed building. Being set on a former light bulb production site, the link was quickly made between historical mercury contamination of the soil and the previous use of the site. Analyses of soil samples also showed contamination of other heavy metals,…