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Modelling of mercury and its compounds transport and transformations in heavy polluted land and river environment: Idrija mercury mine influence area

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.20.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Hydrology   

Code Science Field
P003  Natural sciences and mathematics  Chemistry 
P250  Natural sciences and mathematics  Condensed matter: structure, thermal and mechanical properties, crystallography, phase equilibria 
P305  Natural sciences and mathematics  Environmental chemistry 
P470  Natural sciences and mathematics  Hydrogeology, geographical and geological engineering 
P420  Natural sciences and mathematics  Petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry 
P510  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physical geography, geomorphology, pedology, cartography, climatology 
Keywords
mercury and its compounds biogeochemistry, contaminated sites, mathematical modelling, GIS modelling, erosion, hydrodinamics, transport, mass balance
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Researchers (14)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  13407  PhD Branko Čermelj  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  182 
2.  13747  Tatjana Dizdarevič  Mining and geotechnology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  107 
3.  05249  PhD Jadran Faganeli  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2002 - 2004  574 
4.  19724  Vesna Fajon    Researcher  2002 - 2004  296 
5.  05027  PhD Milena Horvat  Chemistry  Researcher  2002 - 2004  1,887 
6.  19333  MSc Vesna Jereb  Chemistry  Researcher  2002 - 2003  77 
7.  15814  PhD Jože Kotnik  Geology  Head  2002 - 2004  387 
8.  14111  PhD Mario Krzyk  Hydrology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  425 
9.  18288  PhD Martina Logar  Chemistry  Researcher  2002 - 2004  157 
10.  08245  PhD Matjaž Mikoš  Hydrology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  1,554 
11.  21548  PhD Nataša Nolde  Medical sciences  Researcher  2002 - 2004  57 
12.  15287  PhD Barbara Vokal  Chemistry  Researcher  2002  80 
13.  18290  PhD Polona Vreča  Geology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  699 
14.  09272  Majda Zakrajšek  Hydrology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  79 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0105  National Institute of Biology  Ljubljana  5055784  13,256 
2.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  90,682 
3.  0792  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering  Ljubljana  1626981  25,721 
Abstract
More than 500 years of mercury mining, left in Idrija and its influence area, very high mercury levels in all environmental compartmens, that influence humans health and ecosystem. Major aims of the proposed project are determination of main Hg sources, Hg exchange on soil/air, soil/water and water/air interfaces, and establishment of Hg and its compounds mass balance on Idrija region, Idrijca and Soča rivers catchment area, and Gulf of Trieste. Significance of different factors that influences Hg biogeochemical cycle in polluted land, and riverine environments, and interactions between them will be determined. Different factors will be presented in geoinformation system (GIS) layers. With that degree of Hg influence on humans health, in this area will be established. Modelling program tools and models will be developed and improved which will be in future important for environment impact assesment. Project results will contribute to fundamental knowledge about Hg biogeochemical cycle, on land and in water environments. Project results will also contribute to knowledge about Hg transport, and transformation processes on interfaces between different environmental compartments.
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