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The 15th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant

July 24, 2022 - July 29, 2022


This Special Issue focuses on discussion of advances in technology, measurements, and understanding of the biogeochemical cycle of the element mercury. The Minamata Convention on Mercury has come into force and mercury science and knowledge regarding measurement methods and the general biogeochemical cycle has advanced. This collection of papers provides many insights with respect to our current understanding and recent paradigm shifts, and points to research that is still needed.

Mercury Conference sessions include:

  • Addressing global Hg challenges in a changing world
  • Analytical methods for Hg speciation to assess impacts of Climate Change
  • Atmospheric Hg cycling: Source & Emissions
  • Case studies on implementing the Minamata Convention
  • Communities, Hg and Climate Change
  • Energy/ Fossil Fuels
  • How are we doing in implementing the Minamata Convention?
  • Human Exposure and Risk Assessment of Hg
  • Mercury Emissions: Monitoring and Analysis
  • Mercury in Artisanal Gold Mining
  • Mercury in Contaminated Sites
  • Mercury in Marine Ecosystems
  • Mercury in Polar Ecosystems
  • Mercury in the Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Mercury Regulatory and Policy Matters
  • Mercury Treatment/ Abatement
  • Predicting the Impacts of Climate Change on Hg Cycling
  • Progress in understanding Hg and human health impacts
  • Risk Assessment of Hg exposure to wildlife, birds and fish
  • The impacts of climate change on global Hg cycling



July 24, 2022
July 29, 2022
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The Cape Town International Convention Centre, 1 Lower Long St, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
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