Abatement of mercury pollution in aquatic systems: A biotechnological approach

Alavandi, S V and Kaladharan, P and Pillai, V K (1996) Abatement of mercury pollution in aquatic systems: A biotechnological approach. Fishing Chimes, 16 (4). pp. 35-36.

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Abstract

Mercury has been in use since time immemorial for medicinal, agricultural and industrial purposes. It is widely used in the manufacture of thennometers, fungicides, insecticides, batteries, caustic soda, pulp and paper, urethane plastics and many other purposes. During 1953to 1961,43 people ilied and about 113 were affected with mercury poisoning after consuming mercury contaminated fish in Minamata, Japan. In 1960, in Sweden, methyl mercury accumulation in fish and decrease in the population of birds was noticed. This was attributed to the use of methyl mercury dicyanide.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abatement; mercury pollution; aquatic systems; biotechnology
Subjects: Marine Environment > Marine Pollution
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2011 08:17
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:48
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8241

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