Experiences in Mercury Spill Clean-up at UCLA. Presented to the American Chemical Society April 3, 2001 Joe Raab, CIH University of California, Los Angeles. The Mercury Haz Mat Story: “When a Good Element Goes Bad”. Overview of mercury Examples of mercury spill clean-ups
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the American Chemical Society
April 3, 2001
Joe Raab, CIH
University of California, Los Angeles
+ Phase II from trapped mercury in a light fixture !!!!!
Accurate real time monitoring of mercury vapor.
Good for tracking down areas of contamination.
Aids in the selection of appropriate PPE.
Aids in identification of contaminated items.
Direct reading is not directly comparable to PEL.
Background may be high during clean-up.
LOD limitations. May give a false sense of security.
Can become saturated.Direct Reading Mercury Instruments