mercury continuous emissions News

  • Gasmet launches new Mercury emissions monitor

    Gasmet, the Finland based manufacturer of advanced gas analysis systems, will launch a new continuous mercury monitoring system (CMM) at Mercury 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland (28th July – 2nd August). Gasmet Europe’s Antti Heikkilä says “The CMM employs cold vapour atomic fluorescence (CVAF) to deliver very low detection limits at a significantly lower cost than other ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Economic benefits from reducing mercury emissions

    Large benefits can be achieved for society by reducing global emissions of mercury. Global savings of US$1.8-2.2 billion (€1.3-1.6 billion) can be made by reducing damage to IQ alone, according to recent research. Mercury emitted to the atmosphere primarily comes from combustion of fossil fuels (about 46 per cent of global mercury emissions) and high temperature processing of minerals, such as ...

  • Mercury emissions monitor draws crowds in Edinburgh

    Gasmet unveiled a new continuous mercury monitoring system (CMM) at Mercury 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the ‘International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant’. Expressing his delight with the number of enquiries received, Gasmet Europe’s Antti Heikkilä said: “With delegates from over 50 countries, the conference was extremely well attended and our ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Continuous Mercury Monitoring with State-of-the-Art Technology = Gasmet CMM

    With the introduction of ever tightening legislation for emissions, new challenges are also facing the equipment that is used for continuous monitoring of trace pollutants. In the United States, the Clean Air Mercury Rule will establish strict limits for Mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. Gasmet Technologies decided to meet this challenge with a novel approach together with the ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Emissions from solar power technologies continue to fall

    Photovoltaic (PV) technologies which harness solar energy in solar power installations are making rapid progress. The latest life cycle analysis of four current PV systems shows a trend for all of these to have significant and increasing environmental benefits in terms of reducing emissions compared with conventional electricity production. All forms of electricity generation create emissions at ...

  • Understanding the movement of mercury in the atmosphere

    In order to reduce mercury pollution, we need to understand its movement in the global atmosphere. A UN report summarises current information on mercury transport in the atmosphere and indicates that intensive global monitoring is needed to inform and evaluate policy. As a result of EU policy1, European emissions of mercury have dropped considerably in recent decades, decreasing by about 60 per ...

  • Apex Instruments releases the XC-260 Meter Console for mercury emissions

    Apex Instruments proudly introduces the XC-260 Meter Console for mercury emissions based on U.S. EPA Appendix K of 40 CFR Part 75. This low-cost, portable, field-proven XC-260 Hg Audit System is designed for performance testing, base line studies, and profiling. With the XC-260 Hg Audit System you can manually collect gaseous mercury emissions over a period of several minutes to several hours. ...


    By Apex Instruments, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Mercury 2013 Press Conference

    Panel: Loic Viatte, Swedish Ministry for the Environment Dr Lesley Sloss, Chair of Mercury 2013 and Principal Environmental Consultant at IEA Clean Coal Centre and Lead - Coal Mercury Partnership area at the UNEP John Topper, Managing Director, IEA Clean Coal Centre and Managing Director of the GHG Group Dr David Piper, Deputy Head of the Chemicals ...

  • Milestone project demonstrates innovative mercury emissions reduction technology

    An innovative technology that could potentially help some coal-based power generation facilities comply with anticipated new mercury emissions standards was successfully demonstrated in a recently concluded milestone project at a Michigan power plant. Under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), WE Energies demonstrated ...

  • 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

  • Louisiana Generating Continues Reducing Emissions at Big Cajun II Generating Station

    Louisiana Generating, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), will continue emissions reductions at the Big Cajun II Electrical Generating Station while providing affordable power to cooperative customers in Louisiana. After buying Big Cajun II, Louisiana Generating upgraded the burners and fuel that reduced nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions by a ...


    By NRG Energy, Inc.

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Better estimates of worldwide mercury pollution

    Original story at MIT News Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated trajectory; even after it settles onto land and sinks into oceans, mercury can be re-emitted back into the atmosphere repeatedly. This so-called “grasshopper ...

  • GM pulls out of mercury partnership

    General Motors has quit working with a partnership that collects toxic parts from scrapped automobiles, jeopardizing an effort to prevent mercury pollution just as hundreds of thousands of clunkers are headed to recyclers. Participants in the environmental program told The Associated Press the timing of GM’s departure could hurt their work. The government’s 'cash-for-clunkers' program will lead ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Requirements on Mercury, Other Emissions Finalized; Vectren's Electric Generation Well-Positioned to Comply

    As expected, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized more stringent rules last month via the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which regulates emissions of mercury and other pollutants. Given Vectren's (NYSE: VVC) significant investment in emissions control equipment over the past decade, the utility is in a position to largely comply with MATS without significant ...


    By Marketwire

  • Newly Awarded Patents Continue to Strengthen Midwest Energy Emissions Corp's Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S.

    (ME2C) Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCBB: MEEC), a mercury emission capture technology company for power plants and other coal burning units, announced today that the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Foundation has been awarded two new United States patents for mercury emissions control. On May 1, 2012, EERC Foundation was awarded a United ...


    By Marketwire

  • Mercury conference to address global treaty implementation

    The International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (#ICMGP) will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 28th July – 2nd August 2013. The event is the 11th in a series that began in Sweden in 1990 and follows closely behind an international agreement to reduce global mercury emissions. Themed ‘Science Informing Global Policy’ the ICMGP events have been created to ...

  • Large mercury control market just around the corner

    The U.S., which was behind Europe in reducing SO2 from power plants, took the lead in mercury reduction with its Clean Air Mercury Rule.  This rule would have guaranteed a large near-term market for mercury control technologies and chemicals.  Since this rule promulgation, there have been two developments which promise to make the market even bigger.  But, ironically, they have also caused ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • New England Fish Chowder, Hold the Mercury, Please

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - A plan by the Northeast states to lower mercury levels in fish throughout New England and New York has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The plan calls for a 98 percent reduction from 1998 levels of mercury from atmospheric sources in order to make mercury levels in fish low enough for the states to lift fish ...

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