IGEM:MIT/2007/Heavy Metals

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Contents

Reviews

  • A Good Overview (though slightly back-dated): Quantitative assessment of worldwide contamination of air, water and soil by trace metals [1]
  • A summary of Pollutants from the EPA [2]

Cadmium

  • MCL: 5 ppb
  • MCLG: 5 ppb
  • Known Carcinogen
  • Cadmium Contamination Sites
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Plachimada, India: [3]
    • statistics on Pb, Cd, Cr levels in well water surrounding a Coca-Cola plant (2006)
    • pictures too :)
  • Most recent(June06) paper on e.coli bioaccumulation of Cd
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  • Heavy Metal Limits
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All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed
  • Promoters
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Mercury

  • MCL: 2 ppb
  • MCLG: 2 ppb
  • 20 ppb makes the fish mercury buildup significant
  • Polluted sites
    • Onondaga lake [4] [5] [6]
    • Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge [7]
  • Detection (to assess our system):
  • Promoter
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Current Industry Filtration Techniques

Mercury: approved by EPA - Coagulation/Filtration; Granular Activated Carbon; Lime softening; Reverse osmosis.

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