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
ID Code:8241
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:19 Apr 2011 13:47
Last Modified:05 Jun 2012 09:41

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