WP1: Traceability for mercury measurements in air
WP leader: VSL.
Partners: VSL, IJS, LGC, LNE, NPL, REG(CNR)
The aim of this work package is to provide a solution to the remaining traceability problems associated with the measurement of mercury vapour in air and in emissions, and to ensure that the international effort to monitor and control mercury will be based on comparable measurement results between locations, stable over time, with small uncertainties and enabling the determination of robust trends confidently.
- Task 1.1: Traceable primary standards
- Task 1.2: In-line measurement method
- Task 1.3: Emerging requirements in indoor air
Contact: Dr Hugo Ent, email@example.com
WP2: Traceability for speciation of mercury in water and biota
WP leader: PTB.
Partners: PTB, BAM, IJS, LNE, SYKE, UBA
The aim of this work package is to develop measurement procedures to provide full traceability and robust uncertainty statements for dissolved elemental mercury (Hg(0)), inorganic mercury (Hg(II)) and methyl-mercury (MeHg) in freshwater and sea water, and inorganic mercury (Hg(II)) and methyl-mercury (MeHg) in biota. Accurate measurements with low uncertainties e.g. <50 % at the EQS level are required to assess concentration levels and trends in these important environmental reservoirs for mercury.
- Task 2.1: Development of primary measurements for mercury speciation in surface waters
- Task 2.2: Evaluation of possible transformation artefacts associated with sample collection pre-treatment and storage
- Task 2.3: Development of primary measurements for mercury speciation in biota
Contact: Dr Claudia Swart, Claudia.Swart@ptb.de
WP3: Traceability for mercury isotopic measurements
WP leader: LGC.
Partners: LGC, IJS, PTB, TUBITAK, UBA, REG(CNRS)
The aim of this work package is to develop a metrological infrastructure based on accurate and precise bulk and compound specific mercury isotope ratio measurements combined with light isotope (e.g. δ 13C) compound-specific ratio measurements and to evaluate the feasibility of the multi-isotope measurement platform to obtain relevant environmental data for global environmental assessment and to use environmental specimen banks to strengthen current assessments using time trends. Such data could be invaluable to elucidate migration and transformation of environmental Hg and its compounds as well as for identifying sources, sinks and pathways.
- Task 3.1: Selection and collection of samples and standards
- Task 3.2: Bulk mercury isotope ratio measurements by MC ICP-MS
- Task 3.3: Isotope ratio measurements of Hg species by hyphenated MC ICP-MS
- Task 3.4: Light isotope (δ13C) compound-specific isotope ratio measurements by GC-IRMS
Contact: Dr Heidi Goenaga-Infante, Heidi.Goenaga-Infante@LGCGroup.com
WP4: Creating Impact
WP leader: IJS
Partners: IJS, all JRP-Partners, REG(CNR), REG(CNRS)
The aim of this work package is to create maximum impact though dissemination, publication, and exploitation of the project results, including some appropriate training for end users. The WP will maximise the value and impact of the scientific work delivered by the JRP through a combination of interaction with the major stakeholders and end-users, including two-way information exchange, input into European standards, assisting Member States to comply defensibly with existing legislation, providing evidence-based outcomes to help formulate improved policy and metrics, practical help and training for end users, and facilitating commercial exploitation of the results by European-based businesses.
- Task 4.1 Knowledge Transfer
- Task 4.2 Training and capacity building
- Task 4.3 Exploitation
Contact: Dr Milena Horvat, firstname.lastname@example.org
WP5: JRP Management and Coordination
WP leader: LNE
Partners: LNE, all JRP-Partners, REG(CNR), REG(CNRS)
The aim of this work package is to ensure high quality and efficient project implementation and management. All JRP-Partners will participate through attendance at project meetings and contribution to the reporting.
- Task 5.1: JRP and REG management
- Task 5.2: Project meetings
- Task 5.3: Project reporting
Contact: Dr Paola Fisicaro, email@example.com