mercury control technology News

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Novinda Partners with Energy and Environmental Technologies for Distribution of Mercury Control Products in Southeastern U.S.

    Novinda Corp., a provider of mercury emission control solutions, announced today that it has partnered with ...


    By Novinda Corp.

  • Mercury Removal Markets And Technology Progressing In Zig Zag Fashion

    Tremendous progress has been made in promulgating regulations and developing technology to remove mercury from coal-fired boiler exhausts, but all the questions are far from answered. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in Power Plant Air Quality Decisions and the component Mercury Decision Tree. Both suppliers and purchasers are dealing with a number of remaining uncertainties not ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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 ...

  • Technology Demonstrates Unparalleled Success in Mercury Removal From Flue Gas Emissions

    MercuRemoval, developer of gas treatment solutions, recently announced successful results of a trial in which its technology demonstrated dramatically high efficiency in removing mercury from flue gas emission, with mercury absorption and removal rate reaching 98%. The trials are conducted in collaboration with Israel Electric Corporation (IEC). The technology was ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • Novinda Introduces a New Non-Carbon Solid Reagent for Mercury Emission Control

    Novinda Corp. announces the availability of a new generation of ...


    By Novinda Corp.

  • 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. ...

  • Global Agreement on Mercury Pollution In the Works

    The soaring price of gold may be increasing mercury pollution locally and worldwide. The poisonous heavy metal is used to extract gold from ore in many artisanal mining operations which involve millions of workers and their families. Experts also worry that the increased burning of coal, which naturally contains mercury, is causing the toxic to be released into the air and spread around the ...

  • Forest fires increase mercury emissions

    Mercury is a global pollutant arising from many sources, including biomass burning (BMB), which includes both wildfires and intentional fires to clear land. A recent study estimates that mercury emissions from BMB make up 8 per cent of total global mercury emissions. Mercury emissions from BMB have received growing attention. Forests in particular act as mercury sinks because atmospheric mercury ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mercury 2013 to examine effectiveness of global treaty

    A legally binding agreement to reduce global mercury emissions was signed by 140 countries in January this year, amid delight that an important milestone had been reached in the control of toxic mercury emissions. However, the effectiveness of the treaty will be assessed by a panel of experts during ‘Mercury 2013’ - the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA admits error in proposed mercury MACT rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has acknowledged in a letter to non-profit power trade organization Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) that it made a conversion error in the way mercury emissions data was calculated to set limits for the agency’s mercury maximum achievable control technology (MACT) floor in the proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule. EPA ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • 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

  • Safeguarding human health from the effects of mercury

    Mercury is widely considered to be among the highest priority environmental pollutants of concern on the global scale. Although occupational exposure to inorganic mercury is a continuous problem, possible effects on broader sections of the population resulting from widespread dispersal of mercury in the environment has become a major concern in recent years. Mercury has been targeted by agencies ...

  • 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 released from products down by 88%

    Mercury released from products such as thermometers and dental amalgam is much lower now than it was in 1990, but such releases continue to be a dangerous source of environmental contamination, according to new research conducted by an environmental scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Releases to air and land caused by products that contain mercury decreased an estimated ...

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