MercLok™ Mercury Remediation



Albemarle’s versatile remediation technology, MercLok™, is designed for the rapid stabilization of mercury found in a range of soils and industrial wastes. With high efficacy and low loading requirements, MercLok offers a compelling and unique solution for the industry.


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Exposure to mercury – even small amounts – may cause serious health problems. Because of this, mercury is considered by the World Health Organization as one of the top ten chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern. People are typically exposed to mercury when they eat fish and shellfish that contain the element.

Mercury is a naturally occurring element, and human activity is the main driver of mercury contamination.

Lock onto versatility

MercLok remediates mercury
at industry sites including:
- Mining
- Chlor-alkali
- Chemical manufacturing
- Munitions sites

MercLok captures and stabilizes
multiple species of mercury including:
- Elemental mercury
- Ionic mercury
- Methylmercury

MercLok can be applied using
remediation techniques including:
- In-situ applications
- Ex-situ blending techniques
- Direct push injection