mercury emissions capture Articles

  • A Pilot Study of Mercury Liberation and Capture from Coal-Fired Power Plant Fly Ash

    The coal-fired electric utility generation industry has been identified as the largest anthropogenic source of mercury (Hg) emissions in the United States. One of the promising techniques for Hg removal from flue gas is activated carbon injection (ACI). The aim of ...

  • Mercury Control Demonstrations

    C1.1 | Halogens and Sulfur in Coals and their Influence on Co-benefit Mercury Capture Bernhard Vosteen | President, Vosteen Consulting Gmbh Not only the range of the coal mercury content itself, but also the range of the native halogen and sulfur contents in coal are of great influence on co-benefit mercury capture, wet and dry. The ...

  • Overview of mercury control in coal-fired power plants

    During combustion, the mercury (Hg) in coal is volatilized and converted to elemental mercury (Hg0) vapor in the high temperature regions of coal-fired boilers. As the flue gas is cooled, a series of complex reactions begin to convert Hg0 to ionic mercury (Hg2+) compounds and/or Hg compounds (Hgp) that are in a solid-phase at flue gas cleaning temperatures or Hg that is adsorbed onto the surface ...

  • Trace elements - controlling emissions from coal combustion

    International and national legislation is increasingly being applied to trace element emissions. Although emissions have decreased for a variety of reasons in many developed countries, continued use of coal and more successful control strategies in other sectors mean that coal combustion is still a relatively important source of some trace elements, especially mercury. Existing pollution control ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modeling Mercury Fluxes and Concentrations in a Georgia Watershed Receiving Atmospheric Deposition Load from Direct and Indirect Sources

    Mercury (Hg) is considered a priority pollutant because of its toxicity and potential for strong bioaccumulation.There are many serious environmental and human health concerns associated with elevated levels of Hg linked to industrial ...

  • Wet electrostatic precipitators: A preferred technology for emission control

    The basic science behind electrostatic precipitators is as familiar and as simple as static cling. But today, this elemental force has been harnessed to a technology that is helping to remove millions of tons of toxic chemicals from our atmosphere; saving billions of dollars annually in pollution-related physical damage; and averting costly impacts on health and mortality rates for millions of ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • How the federal utility MACT rule may affect US businesses

    The final standards for hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from electric generating units (EGUs), one of the last industries to be regulated by MACT, was just published in the Federal Register on February 16 and officially goes into effect on April 16, 2012. The rule (“Utility MACT”) had been long awaited; the USEPA began developing it 11 years ago. According to federal NESHAP, ...


  • The U.S. Department of Energy's NOx control technology R&D programme for existing power plants

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established a set of national priorities through its Strategic Plan that includes the goal to promote secure, competitive, and environmentally responsible energy systems that serve the needs of the public. The Innovations for Existing Plants (formerly the Advanced Research and Environmental Technologies) programme, managed by the National Energy Technology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Wet electrostatic precipitators offer cost-effective solution for HZL

    An array of complex air pollution issues places the metallurgical industry among the largest potential sources of pollutants, and one of the most tightly regulated industrial sectors. One fully integrated, nonferrous metal producer in India, however, is demonstrating that a company with a determined commitment to environmental protection, energy efficiency and sustainability can succeed in ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • WESPS continue to deliver

    Compliance with the increasingly stringent air pollution regulations of recent years is not the only reason forwardthinking industry leaders are adopting more sophisticated gas cleaning and air pollution control strategies. The desire to achieve higher performance efficiencies, control costs in a competitive marketplace, and stay ahead of the regulatory compliance curve is another driver of ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Wet Electrostatic Precipitation Demonstrating Promise for Fine Particulate Control

    Editor’s Note: Part l of this two-part feature on wet electrostatic precipitation (wet ESPs) outlines the need for multi-pollutant air pollution control technologies, the basics of wet and dry electrostatic precipitation, the ability of wet and dry ESPs to treat fine particulate, and the use of wet ESP technology at Northern States Power Company’s Sherco Station. Part II will explore the key ...


  • Is `clean` coal possible?

    VANCOUVER, April 18, 2007 (GLOBE-Net) - Coal is the world’s most commonly used fuel to produce electrical energy, and will continue as such for some time. Yet it is one of the ’dirtiest’ of all fossil fuels. It is a major source of toxic air pollutants and the leading source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Many believe ’clean coal’ technologies will improve the energy efficiency of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Proposed “Franken-MACT” for Utilities

    EPA published the highly anticipated proposed Maximum Available Control Technology (MACT) Standard for the utility sector (40 CFR 63 Subpart UUUUU). When considered together with the growing list of proposed and final rules impacting the utility sector (Transport Rule/Cross-State Rule, Coal Combustion Byproducts Rule, Cooling Water Intake Rule, Regional Haze Rule, revised National Ambient Air ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Advanced WESP designs assure superior gas cleaning performance

    Nowadays, many industries are facing formidable environmental challenges and there is a growing need for effective, economical gas cleaning and air pollution control equipment. Michael Beltran of Beltran Technologies, Inc. reports on a renewed interest in high-efficiency wet electrostatic precipitators (WESPs) and discusses their importance for controlling sulphuric acid mists and other ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Critical Review to Address Nanoparticles and Environment

    For a cautionary example of the paradox of innovation, look no further than asbestos, says Pratim Biswas, Ph.D. Asbestos—because of its unmatched strength, durability, and heat resistance—was long favored by the construction industry in a wide range of uses, ...


  • Exploring Innovative Solutions

    Progress in environmental management relies on innovation. Whether it's novel applications of new technologies, pioneering public policies, or groundbreaking partnerships – innovation leads to advances. Looking toward tomorrow's advances, the theme of A&WMA's ...


  • Intraurban variability of Ambient PM Arsenic and other air toxics metals case study

    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) and Washington University participated in a project to collect and analyze air toxics metals data. It was funded through a Community Air Toxics Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The study grew out of the southside St. Louis Community Air Project (CAP) which identified six hazardous air pollutants of concern including ...


    By Cooper Environmental

  • Composting - Best bang for MSW management buck

    For many years, life cycle analyses of end-of-life management practices have been available for all of the basic recyclables as well as organics. The life cycle data, usually derived by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Waste Reduction Model (WARM), represents the net greenhouse gas impact of recycling, landfilling or incinerating a variety of material streams. The model calculates ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Innovation Key To Biosolids Digestion

    A $400 million project at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) in Washington, D.C., involves building an innovative biosolids management system comprised of a thermal hydrolysis process, four 3.8-million gallon mesophilic digesters (measuring 70-ft tall by 100-ft in diameter) with fixed covers, a cogeneration system consisting of three 4.6-MW Solar Mercu ry 50 gas turbines ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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