Mercury Emissions News

  • ADA-ES Completes Successful Tests of its ADAir™ Mixer Technology for Optimized Emissions Compliance

    Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (OTC PINK: ADES) (the “Company” or “ADES”) today announced that its subsidiary, ADA-ES, Inc. (“ADA”) has successfully completed a commercial installation of its ADAir™ Mixer Technology on a Utility Power Plant and concluded performance tests. These performance tests yielded positive  ...

  • Axetris Infrared Sources ready for take-off to Mercury

    Axetris infrared sources are built into the MERTIS IR Spectrometer as part of European Space Agency’s BepiColombo Mission. The Electrically Modulated Infrared Sources (EMIRS200) from Axetris were chosen due to their black body emission characteristics. Long lifetime and emission stability are key strengths of the MEMS-based design. The MERTIS spectrometer will operate in the 7-14 ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Global reductions in mercury emissions should lead to billions in economic benefits for U.S.

    Original story at MIT News Mercury pollution is a global problem with local consequences: Emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources travel around the world through the atmosphere, eventually settling in oceans and waterways, where the pollutant gradually accumulates in fish. Consumption of ...

  • Tekran 3300Xi HgCEM

    The Tekran 3300Xi HgCEM is modular, simple to install and maintain, and includes the new Tekran 2537Xi detector (Tekran 3321Xi pictured). Controlled by updated CEM+ software, the 3300Xi is ideal for inlet/outlet control technology optimization, regulatory Hg emissions monitoring, and bench-scale laboratory research. - See more at: ...

  • Minamata Convention will help China and India avoid mercury emissions in 2050

    Under the United Nations Minamata Convention on mercury, China and India could avoid a combined 242 tonnes of mercury emissions in 2050 from coal-fired power plants, a new study predicts. This amount is equal to approximately 12% of total emissions in 2010. While the benefits will be mostly regional, lower mercury deposition in surrounding oceans is good news for Europeans who eat fish sourced ...

  • UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released its Annual Report 2014, showcasing global environmental successes such as the recovery of the ozone layer, significant advances in renewables investments and the first-ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The year's major success story came in September, when the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014, a report by ...

  • Monsanto fined for not reporting Idaho chemical releases

    Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the agreement involving the biotechnology company's Soda Springs facilities. ...


    By Associated Press

  • High court to review EPA mercury limits

    The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. The justices on Tuesday said they would hear arguments from industry groups and states that are challenging Environmental Protection Agency rules designed to ...


    By Associated Press

  • First-of-its-Kind Carbon Capture and Conversion Demonstration Technology Opening in Texas

    Today, the Department of Energy and Skyonic Corporation marked the opening of a major project demonstration for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into commercial products. This new plant will use a first-of-its-kind process to capture 75,000 tons of CO2 from a San Antonio, Texas, cement plant and convert the greenhouse gas into other products, including sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Global trash burning more polluting than expected

    Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned. The study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Science and Technology attempts the first comprehensive assessment of ...


    By Associated Press

  • DOE Marks Major Milestone with Startup of Recovery Act Demonstration Project

    Today, the Department of Energy joined Tampa Electric Company (TECO) to celebrate the successful startup of a pilot project to demonstrate a warm gas cleanup carbon capture technology in a coal gasification unit at the Polk Power Plant Unit-1 in Tampa, Florida. The project, which is approximately $3 million under budget, included $168 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Most Coal Plants Have Emissions Controls Needed to Meet Mercury Limits, EIA Reports

    Seventy percent of coal-fired power plants have the necessary pollution control equipment to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency mercury and air toxics standards, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Another 6 percent are planning to install pollution controls, and 8 percent are planning to close rather than invest in the expensive equipment, the EIA said in a ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • UNEP 2013 Annual Report Spotlights Action on Key Environmental Issues

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2013 tackled a range of critical and emerging issues on the global environmental agenda, according to the organization's 2013 Annual Report, which was released today. The report focuses on UNEP's achievements in key focus areas: climate change; disasters and conflicts; ecosystem management; environmental governance; harmful substances and ...

  • Multibillion dollar market for mercury reduction

    There is a multibillion dollar market for the reduction of emissions of mercury to the air on a worldwide basis. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in Mercury Air Reduction Markets. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) Significant conclusions are: The U.S. is leading the way, but other countries are close behind The ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Tekran 3300Xi HgCEM

    Introducing the new Tekran 3300Xi HgCEM. The Tekran 3300Xi is modular, simpler to install and maintain, includes the new Tekran 2537Xi detector and is operated with updated CEM+ software (Tekran 3321Xi pictured). The 3300Xi is the ideal platform for inlet/outlet control technology optimization, regulatory monitoring of mercury emissions and ...

  • European Union welcomes the signing of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

    Today Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, and Lithuanian Environment Minister Valentinas Mazuronis signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury on behalf of the European Union. The ceremony, in the Japanese town of Kumamoto, was attended by representatives of more than one hundred governments from around the globe. The Convention is the first new multilateral ...

  • New global treaty cuts mercury emissions and releases, sets up controls on products, mines and industrial plants

    Japan, a country which has come to epitomize mercury poisoning in modern times, today became one of the first countries to sign a historic new international convention to reduce emissions and releases of the toxic metal into air, land and water and to phase out many products that contain mercury. The Minamata Convention on Mercury - a global, legally binding treaty which opened for signature ...

  • United Nations convention tackling hazardous mercury to open for signature

    A landmark treaty to curb the use of mercury will open for signature on Wednesday, 9 October in Japan, marking a further watershed moment towards the global phase-out of the notorious heavy metal in many products and industries where mercury is used, released or emitted. The newest United Nations treaty, named the Minamata Convention after a Japanese city where serious health damage occurred as a ...

  • United Nations convention tackling hazardous mercury to open for signature

    A landmark treaty to curb the use of mercury will open for signature on Wednesday, 9 October in Japan, marking a further watershed moment towards the global phase-out of the notorious heavy metal in many products and industries where mercury is used, released or emitted. The newest United Nations treaty, named the Minamata Convention after a Japanese city where serious health damage occurred as a ...

  • Mercury 2013 creates launchpad for new UNEP Minamata Convention

    The organisers of the Mercury 2013 International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) have described this year's event as a triumph - with over 900 delegates from over 65 countries, 417 oral presentations and 530 posters, the week-long Edinburgh event was a hive of activity. The conference covered all issues relating to mercury and its potential negative effects on the environment ...

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