20-litre reactor (IMAGE) Chalmers University of Technology Caption The method developed by Chalmers for removing mercury from water or chemicals uses electrochemistry. The toxic metal is taken up by an electrode coated with the metal platinum. The electrode binds the mercury to itself by the two metals forming an alloy. Once the mercury is in solid form, it is easy to remove from the electrode in a safe and energy-efficient way. The electrode can then be reused. The photo was taken at an experiment at Chalmers and shows a 20-litre reactor. Credit Chalmers University of Technology | Julia Järlebark Usage Restrictions Images provided in Chalmers University of Technology press releases are, unless specified otherwise, free for download and publication as long as credit is given to the University and the individual creator. Cropping and rescaling of the images is permitted when required for adaptation to the publication’s format, but modifications that would influence the message and content of the original are not. The material is primarily intended for journalistic and informative use, to assist in communication and coverage of Chalmers’ research and education. Commercial usage, for example the marketing of goods and services, is not permitted. We kindly request credit to be given in the following format where possible: Image/Graphic/Illustration: Chalmers University of Technology | Name Surname License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.