Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Research article
03 Feb 2017
Research article |  | 03 Feb 2017

Deciphering potential chemical compounds of gaseous oxidized mercury in Florida, USA

Jiaoyan Huang, Matthieu B. Miller, Eric Edgerton, and Mae Sexauer Gustin


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AR by Mae Gustin on behalf of the Authors (29 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Jan 2017) by Leiming Zhang
AR by Mae Gustin on behalf of the Authors (12 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The highest mercury (Hg) wet deposition in USA occurs along the Gulf of Mexico. Gaseous oxidized Hg (GOM) is a major contributor due to high water solubility and reactivity. Concentration and dry deposition of GOM were determined for OLF, Florida. Results indicated at least 5 GOM compounds in this area including HgBr2, HgO, and Hg–nitrogen and –sulfur forms. GOM chemistry indicates reactions with local mobile source pollutants and long-range transport from outside of the USA.
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