mercury emissions News

  • 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 ...

  • EPA delays rules limiting smog, mercury emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed that it plans to delay the issuance of new Clean Air Act (CAA) rules that would impose more stringent limits on emissions of mercury, soot, and the pollutants leading to smog formation from boilers and waste incinerators. The agency filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on December 7, in which it is seeking ...

  • 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

  • Mercury Rising – Enviro Technology and mercury monitoring

    The first global treaty on mercury has put the metal firmly on the emissions monitoring agenda in 2013.  The Minamata Convention – which binds governments in over 140 countries to actively prevent mercury emissions and releases – was signed in January 2013. Mercury has long since been recognised as a chemical of global concern due to both its ability to travel long distances in ...

  • EPA proposes to slash mercury emissions from cements plants

    EPA is proposing to signficantly reduce mercury emissions from Portland cement kilns, the fourth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the US The proposal would set the nation's first limits on mercury emissions from existing Portland cement kilns and would strengthen the limits for new kilns. The proposed standards also would set emission limits for total hydracarbons, particulate matter, ...

  • Ban on EU mercury exports

    The European Commission last month proposed legislation to ban all European Union exports of mercury from 2011. The ban forms a key part of the EU's strategy for reducing global exposure to mercury, which is highly toxic to both humans and the environment. The export ban will significantly reduce global supply and thereby also emissions of the heavy metal into the environment. The proposed ...

  • 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 ...

  • Global Technologies Group, Inc. Results of Final Mercury Emissions Testing

    Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) presents summary report dated today for the last series of Mercury emissions testing completed by MSE Technology Applications, Inc., which was conducted to determine if any acid gases, NOX or SOX will be generated using MBS with compressed air in the test system and update on MSE Acquisition. NOx, SOx and Acid Gas Testing The same mercury ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • PhD thesis on methods and tools for assessment of global emissions of mercury

    On 20 December Elisabeth Pacyna, senior scientist at NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research, successfully defended her PhD thesis at the Czestochowa University of Technology in Czestochowa, Poland. We congratulate! Her PhD has been about development of methods and tools for assessment of global emissions of mercury and application of these methods to present current mercury emissions and ...

  • Global Technologies Group, Inc. Final Certified Report of Mercury Emissions Testing

    Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) presents the final certified report dated June 2012 for Mercury emissions testing completed by MSE Technology Applications, Inc. Cement Plant Mercury Emissions Final certified Testing Using MBS Global Technologies Group, Inc. (Global) contracted MSE Technology Applications, Inc. (MSE) to perform a series of tests to determine if Molecular ...

  • EPA Cuts Mercury and Hydrocarbon Emissions for New Portland Cement Production

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced new emission limits for cement kilns that will help cut annual emissions of mercury and hydrocarbons. These limits will help protect public health from mercury and total hydrocarbon emissions from portland cement kilns, through amendments to an air toxics standard issued on Dec. 8, 2006. The amendments set mercury and hydrocarbon emission ...

  • 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 ...

  • U.S. signs Minamata treaty to reduce global trade in mercury, source emissions

    The U.S. on Nov. 6 signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury, paving the way for the nation to become a party to the international agreement to reduce airborne emissions from power plants and other sources of mercury. The U.S. was scheduled to sign the Minamata Convention on Oct. 10 at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, but U.S. participation in that meeting was ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • EPA proposes to cut mercury emissions from sewage sludge incinerators (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators, the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the United States. Mercury can damage children’s developing brains, and particle pollution is linked to a variety of serious health effects, including aggravated asthma, ...

  • 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.

  • Global Technologies Group, Inc. Results of Cement Plant Mercury Emissions Testing

    Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) presents report dated April 20, 2012 for Mercury emissions testing completed by MSE Technology Applications, Inc. Cement Plant Mercury Emissions Testing Using MBS The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will implement new mercury emissions regulations in 2013 and many cement plants will not be able to meet the more ...

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