Mercury Emissions News

  • Mercury in gold mining – webinar now in Spanish

    Today the intentional use of mercury in artisanal gold mining is the largest in the world, with 1500 tons per year used and released into the environment. Globally, the number of gold miners is estimated at 16 million, producing around 400 tons of gold every year in more than 70 countries. This webinar will address solutions to the problems of environmental liabilities, especially for mining ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Mercury in gold mining: Environmental and health problems - Live webinar in Portuguese

    Globally, the use of mercury in artisanal gold mining (coal mining) is growing and represents today the largest intentional use of mercury in the world, with 1500 tons per year of mercury used and released into the environment. The number of gold miners in the world is estimated at 16 million, producing around 400 tons of gold every year in more than 70 countries. With our webinar speaker, Dr. ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Mercury workshops in South Africa

    In March Lumex Instruments company took part in several workshops in South Africa, which are devoted to the problems of mercury pollution, its sources and impact. Two events – Energy Efficiency & Emissions workshop and 12th annual Mercury Emissions from Coal workshop – were organized by  ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Lumex Instruments is traditionally taking part in 12th Mercury and Multi-Pollutant Emissions from Coal Workshop (MEC 12)

    Lumex Instruments is traditionally taking part in 12th Mercury and multi-pollutant emissions from coal workshop (MEC 12) which will be held in Mpumalanga, South Africa from 28th of February to 3rd of March, 2017. As always, it is focused on mercury and combined pollutant control from ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. Launches New Mercury Control Product

    Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. ("ME2C" or the "Company"), a leader in mercury emissions control in North America, announced today that it is adding a new product to its proven, cost-effective mercury capture program that will reduce mercury emissions by preventing scrubber reemission events. The product is specifically designed for coal-fired power utilities with wet scrubbers to help ...

  • 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

  • EUEC 2015 Booth 1009e - San Diego, CA - Feb 16 – 18, 2015

    Ohio Lumex is exhibiting and presenting at the 18th Annual USA’s largest Energy, Utility & Environment Conference which is taking place from Feb 16 – 18, 2015 in San Diego Convention Center, CA. Come see us at Booth 1009e to discuss any mercury emissions related questions you might have, as well as attend our 2 presentations “Innovations and User Experiences with Process ...


    By Ohio Lumex

  • 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

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