cinnabar

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Synonyms for cinnabar

a heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide

large red-and-black European moth

of a vivid red to reddish-orange color

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The Chinese heated this to thicken it and then added vegetable and mineral dyes to obtain different colours - the main one being red from a form of mercury sulphide known as cinnabar.
Main methods for the Hg(II) removal are based on its adsorption by solid materials (Ali and Gupta, 2006; Monterroso et al., 2011) and precipitation as mercury sulphide.
At the end of the gas conditioning system, we have a getter, which is functionalized activated carbon that gets this mercury and transforms it into mercury sulphide. That's how it is found in nature, and it is innocuous.
The team theorized that the anoxic conditions created by the stressed-out ecosystem, combined with sulphides from the ash, led to the creation of mercury sulphides, which precipitated out of the water.