» German Research Centre for Biotechnology

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GBF is a state owned research institute with about 600 employees. Its mission is to understand basic mechanisms underlying infection processes and the ecology of complex natural microbial communities.

Dr. Irene Wagner-Döbler is heading the group Microbial Communication within the Department of Cell Biology. She has coordinated two EU funded research projects on microbial mercury remediation (BIO4-98-0168, QLRT-1999-01213). Dr. Irene Wagner-Döbler and coworkers have developed a new microbial technology for mercury clean-up using naturally occurring microbes which was awarded the „Erwin-Schrödinger-Preis“ of the Helmholtz-Society.


Address: Dr. Irene Wagner-Döbler
German Research Centre for Biotechnology
Mascheroder Weg 1
38124 Braunschweig
Telefon: +49-531-6181-408
Telefax: +49-531-6181-974
e-Mail: iwd@gbf.de
Internet: http://www.gbf.de/kom/

» Technical University of Braunschweig

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Prof. Deckwer at the Technical University in Braunschweig is the inventor of the biotechnological mercury remediation process and a well known and widely respected professor of biochemical engineering with broad experience also in chemical engineering and over 300 publications. He has been coordinating the EU funded demonstration project Removal of mercury from industrial wastewater by bacteria (LIFE97 ENV/D/000463). In the Biomercury project, he is responsible for the technology offer „Novel Integrated Engineering Solutions“.


Address: Prof. Wolf-Dieter Deckwer
Technical University of Braunschweig
Pockelstrasse 14
38106 Braunschweig
Telefon: +49-531-6181-100
Telefax: +49-531-6181-175
e-Mail: wdd@gbf.de
Internet: http://www.tu-braunschweig.de/

» University of Southampton

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Southampton University has been awarded a 5* research rating by the U.K. Government (the highest level achievable). Over the past decade, the department has established a close working relationship with the BG Chair of Environmental Technology at AIPET in Kazakhstan and has collaborated with them on several highly successful EU funded research projects.

Susanne M. Ullrich worked on several case studies of mercury contamination in Kazakhstan, caused by acetaldehyde production on the river Nura and by chlor-alkali production in Pavlodar. Whilst a clean-up programme of the most contaminated section of the Nura has now been implemented by the World Bank, some of the issues at Pavlodar remain unresolved. Susanne is participating in the case study on the Pavlodar Former Industrial Area and is leading the case study on Coal Fired Power Plants and Municipal Waste Incinerators.


Address: Susanne Maria Ullrich
University of Southampton
University Road, Highfield
SO171BJ Southhampton
Telefon: +44-23-8059-5459
Telefax: +44-23-8067-7519
e-Mail: smu@soton.ac.uk
Internet: http://www.civil.soton.ac.uk/

» GEOtest Brno

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Geotest Brno is on of the largest Czech firms dealing with protection of the environment through geology and environmental remediation. Remediation projects are currently concentrating on Eastern Europe.

Dr. Jaroslav Reif is a Project Manager and is responsible for the project „Revitalisation of the Land Contamianted with Mercury in the Area of the Former Production of Cl-PVC in Vlora, Albania“, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic (2000-2003). He has developed a semi-industrial plant for soil washing.


Address: Dr. Jaroslav Reif
GEOtest Brno
Smahova 112
65901 Brno
Czech Republic
Telefon: +420-548-125-362
Telefax: +420-545-217-979
e-Mail: reif@geotest.cz
Internet: http://www.geotest.cz/

» University of Jerusalem

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The Hebrew University is the leading university in Israel with 22,600 Students.

Daniel Mandler is an associate professor of chemistry in the department of inorganic and analytical chemistry. Professor Mandler is active in different areas ranging from physical chemistry to analytical chemistry, environmental studies and forensic chemistry. He has developed voltammetric electrodes for simple and sensitive determination of mercury concentrations.


Address: Prof. Daniel Mandler
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Jerusalem 91 904
Telefon: +972-2-658-6676
Telefax: +972-2-651-3205
e-Mail: ruthf@savion.cc.huji.ac.il
Internet: http://chem.ch.huji.ac.il/ ...

» Technical University of Lodz

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The Engineering Faculty of TUL belongs to the highest ranked institution of chemical engineering in Poland. Its activities are devoted to research and education in the field of chemical & process engineering and environmental engineering. Over 1000 students are doing their studies, more than 80 PhD students are carrying research on various topics. The Faculty is structured into 6 departments, one of them being the Department of Bioprocess Engineering.

Prof. S. Ledakowicz is the Head of the Department of Bioprocess Engineering and responsible for the technology offer of activated carbon filtration as well as the case study on chloralkali electrolysis industry.


Address: Prof. Stanislaw Ledakowicz
Technical University of Lodz
Skorupki 6/8
90-924 Lodz
Telefon: +48-42-6313738
Telefax: +48-42-6313738
e-Mail: Stanleda@ck-sg.p.lodz.pl
Internet: http://www.uni.lodz.pl/portal/

» Jozef-Stefan-Institute

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The „Jozef-Stefan-Institute“ (founded 1949) is a research organisation for pure and applied research in the natural sciences and technology. In view of its activities and status, Institute „Jozef Stefan“ plays the role of a kind of National Institute, complementing the role of the universities and bridging the gap between science and application.

Dr. Milena Horvat is the head of the Department of Environmental Studies at the „Jozef Stefan“ Institute and a internationally highly reputed expert for mercury analytics and speciation. She is responsible for the technology offer methylmercury analysis in the Biomercury project and leading the case study on Oil and Gas Processing.


Address: Prof. Milena Horvat
Jamova 39
POB 3000
1001 Lubljana
Telefon: +386-1-5885389
Telefax: +386-1-5885346
e-Mail: milena.horvat@ijs.si
Internet: http://www2.ijs.si/ ...

» University of Tirana

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In the year 1957 the first University in Albania has been created (State University of Tirana, Universiteti Shtetërori Tiranës). Originally composed of ten faculties, this University was split up in 1991 when the engineering faculties were brought together in the Polytechnic University, leaving the University of Tirana with seven faculties covering the human, economical, natural and medical sciences. The Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Tirana has been participating in various international programs.

Prof. Pranvera Lazo has been leading the Department of Analytical Geochemistry in Tirana Geophysics&Geochemistry Survey Center for 12 years (1981-1992). At present she works in the University of Tirana, Department of Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry Section, Albania. She is leader of the case study Vlora Hot Spot of Pollution.


Address: Prof. Pranvera Lazo
University of Tirana
Sheshi „Nene Terezat“
Telefon: +355-4-244-505
Telefax: +355-4-238-843
e-Mail: veralazo@albmail.com
Internet: http://pages.albaniaonline.net/ut/

» Almaty Institute of Power Engineering and Telecommunications

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The BG Chair of Environmental Technology at AIPET has been working on EU funded research projects continuously for the past 8 years and is successfully acting as regional coordinator for Central Asia of EU funded Inco-Copernicus programmes. It is the centre of expertise on mercury pollution in Kazakhstan and is advisor to the World Bank and Kazakh Government on the current clean-up programme on the river Nura.

Dr. Mikhail Ilyushchenko and Evgeny Lapshin have been involved in several case studies of industrial mercury pollution in Kazakhstan led by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Southampton University. Dr. Ilyushchenko and Evgeny Lapshin will lead the case study on Pavlodar Former Industrial Area.


Address: Evgeny Lapshin
Almaty Institute of Power Engineering and Telecommunications
Baytursynov Street 126
480013 Almaty
Telefon: +7-3272-927491
Telefax: +7-3272-925057
e-Mail: evl@aipet.kz
Internet: http://www.freenet.kz/~aipet/

» University of Cartagena

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The University of Cartagena was founded by Simón Bolívar almost two hundred years ago. It is the most important University in the North of Colombia. It has 400 professors and more than 7000 students in 19 undergraduate and almost 60 postgraduate programs.

Dr. Jesus Olivero-Verbel is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cartagena, Head of the Chemistry Department and Director of Environment and Computational Chemistry Department. Since 2000 he is also the Director of the Environmental and Computational Chemistry Group.


Address: Prof. Dr. Jesus Olivero-Verbel
Universidad de Cartagena
Centro, Carrera 6a, No 36-100, 372
Telefon: +57-5-6698179
Telefax: +57-5-6698323
e-Mail: jesusolivero@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.unicartagena.edu.co

» Instituto de Ciencias do Mar

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Instituto de Ciências do Mar (LABOMAR) is at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Prof. Luiz Drude de Lacerda is a well known expert on heavy metals in the environment. He has been involved in several international studies on mercury pollution of the Amazon ecosystem. He is a member of the „Amazonian Forum on Mercury Contamination of Ecosystems“ and the Leader of the Brazil Regional Centre of GLOMIS (GLObal Mangrove database and Information System).


Address: Prof. Luiz Drude de Lacerda
Istituto de Ciências do Mar
Av. da Universidade
2853 - Benfica
60020181 Fortaleza
Telefon: +55-852-426422
Telefax: +55-852-683205
e-Mail: ldrude@fortalnet.com.br
Internet: http://www.facome.uqam.ca/facome/ ...

» Rutgers University

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Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, U.S.A.

Dr. Tamar Barkay is a professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rutgers University. Dr. Barkay’s research has been focused on mercury for over 25 years. Her research addresses the role of microbially mediated transformations in the geochemical cycling of mercury. Most particularly, those transformations that control the production of methylmercury in contaminated environments. Her laboratory has been involved in the construction and testing of microbial sensors for the detection and quantitation of bioavailable inorganic mercury and has used such sensors to investigate factors that affect bioavailability of mercury in environmental matrices, to study mercury transport through the bacterial cell wall, and to measure bioavailable mercury in contaminated natural waters.


Address: Dr. Tamar Barkay
Rutgers University
3 Rutgers Plaza
08901 New Brunswick
Telefon: +1732-932-9763-333
Telefax: +1732-932-9530
e-Mail: barkay@aesop.rutgers.edu
Internet: http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~barkay/

» University of Florida

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The University of Florida traces its history through its founding institutions to 1853. Classes began in Gainesville in 1906, with an initial enrollment of 106 men. Slow, steady growth marked the next 40 years, despite two world wars, and a depression. The doors were officially opened to women students in 1947. UF began to take it’s place as one of the nations largest land-grant universities. Today, the University of Florida stands as a tribute to the educational vision of those early pioneers, and to the commitment of those who had followed in their steps.

Dr. Jean-Claude Bonzongo is a professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences of the University of Florida. His research deals with mercury pollution, remediation technologies and the effect of global change (increased UV radiation) on mercury transformations.


Address: Dr. Jean-Claude Bonzongo
University of Florida
University Avenue
32611 Gainesville
Telefon: +01-352-392-7604
Telefax: +01-352-392-3076
e-Mail: bonzongo@ufl.edu
Internet: http://www.ees.ufl.edu/homepp/ ...

» Environmental Protection Agency

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EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is the world’s largest governmental research organization dealing with all aspects of the protection of the environment.

Paul Randall works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio. His field of expertise is land remediation and pollution control research.
He has been involved in numerous international cooperations. In 1992 he led a group of Russian scientists & engineers on a tour of U.S. Vinyl Chloride Monomer-Polyvinyl chloride chemical plants. In 1992 he also provided technical support to World Environment Center and USAID as part of an Eastern Europe Waste Minimization Project located in Poland. 2001-2002 he provided technical support to Kazakhstan scientists and engineers related to remediation technologies used to cleanup a former mercury cell chlor-alkali site in Northern Kazakhstan under a joint EPA/ISTC K-338 project.


Address: Paul Randall
US Environmental Protection Agency
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
26 W., Martin Luther King Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45268
Telefon: +01-513-569-7673
Telefax: +01-513-569-7620
e-Mail: randall.paul@epa.gov
Internet: http://www.epa.gov/ORD/NRMRL/