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Mercury Visual Detection Kit for Ground Water (MVDK)

Mercury is considered as one of the most toxic global pollutants because of its highly accumulative (up to 106) and persistent character in the environment and biota. The chief sources of mercury pollution are battery manufacturing units, chlor-alkali plants, amalgams, electrodes, lamps, medical devices, fungicides and pigments. The two predominant pathways for incorporation of mercury in to human body are drinking water and dietary intake. Mercury exposure has adverse effects in heart, brain, kidney, lungs, central nervous system and DNA of human beings and animals. As a safeguard for human health, World Health Organization (WHO) has set a permissible limit of 1 ng mL-1 of mercury in drinking water while US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has set it at 2 ng mL-1. The Mercury Visual Detection Kit For Ground Water (MVDK) is a simple, sensitive and cost effective visual colorimetric testing method useful for the estimation of mercury in ground water suitable for both laboratory and field use. The method is based on formation of a mercury complex that gives concentration dependent coloration.


Mercury is considered as one of the most toxic global pollutants because of its highly accumulative (up to 106) and persistent character in the environment and biota. The chief sources of mercury pollution are battery manufacturing units, chlor-alkali plants, amalgams, electrodes, lamps, medical devices, fungicides and pigments. The two predominant pathways for incorporation of mercury in to human body are drinking water and dietary intake. Mercury exposure has adverse effects in heart, brain, kidney, lungs, central nervous system and DNA of human beings and animals. As a safeguard for human health, World Health Organization (WHO) has set a permissible limit of 1 ng mL-1 of mercury in drinking water while US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has set it at 2 ng mL-1. The Mercury Visual Detection Kit For Ground Water (MVDK) is a simple, sensitive and cost effective visual colorimetric testing method useful for the estimation of mercury in ground water suitable for both laboratory and field use. The method is based on formation of a mercury complex that gives concentration dependent coloration.


 SALIENT FEATURES


  • Onsite detection and instantaneous results.

  • Low investment on infrastructure for preparing the kits.

  • Low cost and easy availability of the reagents.

  • Kit can be used by any individual, with minimal instructions.


APPLICATIONS


  • Mercury Visual Detection Kit is useful for testing domestic water samples in mercury affected areas.

  • Highly suitable for the periodic monitoring of mercury contamination in water.

  • With very minimal instructions, the method can be used by any individual, both at domestic and community level monitoring of mercury in ground waters.


Mercury is considered as one of the most toxic global pollutants because of its highly accumulative (accumulation factor of up to 106) and persistent character in the environment and biota. The chief sources of mercury pollution are battery manufacturing units, chlor-alkali plants, amalgams, electrodes, lamps, medical devices, fungicides and pigments. The two predominant pathways for incorporation of mercury in to human body are drinking water and dietary intake. Mercury exposure has adverse effects in heart, brain, kidney, lungs, central nervous system and DNA of human beings and animals.


As a safeguard for human health, World Health Organization (WHO) has set a permissible limit of 1 ng mL-1 of mercury in drinking water while US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has set it at 2 ng mL-1. The Mercury Visual Detection Kit For Ground Water (MVDK) is a simple, sensitive and cost effective visual colorimetric testing method useful for the estimation of mercury in ground water suitable for both laboratory and field use. The method is based on formation of a mercury complex that gives concentration dependent coloration.


ADVANTAGES


  • Onsite detection and instantaneous results
  • Low investment on infrastructure for preparing the kits
  • Low cost and easy availability of the reagents
  • Kit can be used by any individual, with minimal instructions


APPLICATIONS


  • Mercury Visual Detection Kit is useful for testing domestic water samples in mercury affected areas.
  • Highly suitable for the periodic monitoring of mercury contamination in water.
  • With very minimal instructions, the method can be used by any individual, both at domestic and community level monitoring of mercury in ground waters


DESCRIPTION

The MVDK kit consists of:-


  1. MVDK reagents : 4 bottles for reagent 1,2,3 and 4 (100 mL)
  2. 250 mL Separating funnels: 2 Nos.
  3. Colour Chart : 1 No.
  4. Graduated 15 mL polypropylene test-tubes : 2 Nos.

REQUIREMENTS

a. Infrastructure Requirements

A laboratory room (3m X 3m) with the following equipment: 2 glass separating funnels (250 mL), 1 measuring jar (500 mL), balance (1 mg precision).

b. Statutory Requirements

Statutory clearances for safe handling of various acids, chemicals and a small scale industrial registration is required.

c. Raw Materials

All the raw materials required to utilize the technology for making the Mercury Visual Detection Kit for Ground Water (MVDK) detection kits are freely available in the Indian market.

d. Manpower Requirements

One technician for preparing the reagents and one chemist for carrying out the reagent quality assessment by checking with standards.


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General License Fee : ₹ 40,000.00 (Forty Thousand)

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