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  • Scrubbers In Other Countries Remove More Mercury Than U.S. Emits

    Power plants in the U.S. emit 48 tons per year of mercury. Power plants outside the U.S. remove more than 50 tons per year of mercury, and this quantity will increase to over 80 tons by 2010.  This new finding by the McIlvaine Company is based on its ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Revolution in decision making for power plant scrubber projects

    A variety of constantly changing factors make selection of the best flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems, components, and services very difficult. A new service “FGD Decisions” now available from the McIlvaine Company greatly simplifies the task through a ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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

  • The Market for Mercury Removal will be Growing Robustly in the Next Decade

    Recent estimates of annual global mercury emissions from both natural and anthropogenic sources are in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 metric tons per year. These estimates include mercury that is re-emitted. The U.S. EPA analyzed the harm from mercury and came to the conclusion that reduction expenditures as high as $30,000 per pound would be warranted. On this basis the potential market for mercury ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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

  • Scrubber Sales to Reach $7.4 Billion Next Year

    Sales of scrubbers to industrial customers and not power plants will exceed $7.4 billion next year. This is the latest forecast in Scrubber/Adsorber/Biofilter World Market. East Asia will be the leading regional purchaser followed by NAFTA. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Scrubber/adsorber market back to $6 billion this year

    The world market for scrubbers, biofilters, absorbers and adsorbers reached $6 billion in 2008 but dropped in 2009. However, thanks to a strong resurgence in Asia, it will top $6 billion again this year. This is the latest forecast in Scrubber/Adsorber/Biofilter World Markets an online continually updated report by the McIlvaine Company w.mcilvainecompany.com. Absorbers ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Revolution in decision making for power plant scrubber projects

    A variety of constantly changing factors make selection of the best flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems, components, and services very difficult.  A new service “FGD Decisions” now available from the McIlvaine Company greatly simplifies the task through a ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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

  • $2 billion/yr market for mercury removal from stack gases

    The market for equipment and consumables to measure and remove mercury from stack gases will average over $2 billion/yr over the next decade. This is the latest forecast in the online McIlvaine "Mercury Air Reduction Markets". There are three immediate markets, all are in the U.S.  They are cement, utility boilers and industrial boilers. Hundreds of millions of dollars has already been spent ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Power Plants Must Have A Mercury Reduction Strategy Now

    Despite the regulatory uncertainties it is essential that power plant operators put in place both short-term and long-term plans to deal with mercury emissions. This is the advice provided by the McIlvaine Company in Power Plant Air Quality Decisions. There are three main reasons why it is so important to have a plan in place: - Requirements for reduction are likely sooner rather ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Mercury Removal Market to Exceed $1 Billion/yr by 2015

    Next year U.S. utilities, industrial boilers and cement plants will be required to limit mercury emissions from stack exhausts. This set of laws alone will immediately double the market for mercury removal consumables and hardware. When this new opportunity is combined with the markets in waste incineration, mining and oil and gas, the total will exceed $1 billion/yr. This is the conclusion ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • China can remove Mercury at Low Cost Thanks to U.S. Developments

    In order to meet tough regulations in the U.S. technology developers have made great strides in creating low cost routes to achieve mercury removal from power plant exhausts. The cost is especially low if the plant already has a scrubber. China is installing scrubbers on nearly all its plants. As a result China can remove mercury with just a tiny percent increase in its air pollution control ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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 Reduction Requirements Generate Billion Dollar Market Opportunity

    The new regulations to reduce mercury emissions are creating a market for products and services of hundreds of millions of dollars per year and a five year market in excess of $1 billion. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in its Air Pollution Management online service.  These totals are extracted from the more specific McIlvaine reports on air pollution monitoring and sampling, ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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

  • Nations agree first global treaty to ban mercury emissions

    A legally binding global treaty to curb mercury in the environment, agreed after a week of gruelling negotiations in Geneva, will also include a funding facility to assist developing countries in phasing out the toxic heavy metal in industrial processes and in artisanal gold mining in Africa, Asia and Latin America The Minamata Convention on Mercury, named after the Japanese port where people ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Big Mercury Reduction in Illinois and Other States Achievable With Cost Certainty

    Illinois has announced an ambitious mercury reduction plan which will meet a great deal of resistance because of the cost uncertainty. The McIlvaine Company believes there is a way that the reduction can be accomplished with cost certainty and, therefore, widespread support. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • They’re still talking about historic mercury and air toxics standards

    Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first national standards to protect American families from power plant emissions of mercury and air toxics like arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide. These new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards will slash emissions of these dangerous pollutants by relying on widely available, proven pollution controls that are ...

  • Mercury Removal from Exhaust Stacks and Process Gas is a Shifting Billion Dollar/yr. Market

    New technologies, geographies and regulations are creating an ever changing market for mercury removal from exhaust stacks and process gases. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in N056 Mercury Air Reduction Market. The largest application is coal-fired boilers. Natural gas purification, sewage sludge incinerators, waste-to-energy plants and other facilities are significant ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

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