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Title: Thief carbon catalyst for oxidation of mercury in effluent stream

Abstract

A catalyst for the oxidation of heavy metal contaminants, especially mercury (Hg), in an effluent stream is presented. The catalyst facilitates removal of mercury through the oxidation of elemental Hg into mercury (II) moieties. The active component of the catalyst is partially combusted coal, or "Thief" carbon, which can be pre-treated with a halogen. An untreated Thief carbon catalyst can be self-promoting in the presence of an effluent gas streams entrained with a halogen.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Wexford, PA
  2. Bethel Park, PA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1034336
Patent Number(s):
8,071,500
Application Number:
12/835,204
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) NETL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Granite, Evan J, and Pennline, Henry W. Thief carbon catalyst for oxidation of mercury in effluent stream. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Granite, Evan J, & Pennline, Henry W. Thief carbon catalyst for oxidation of mercury in effluent stream. United States.
Granite, Evan J, and Pennline, Henry W. Tue . "Thief carbon catalyst for oxidation of mercury in effluent stream". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1034336.
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abstractNote = {A catalyst for the oxidation of heavy metal contaminants, especially mercury (Hg), in an effluent stream is presented. The catalyst facilitates removal of mercury through the oxidation of elemental Hg into mercury (II) moieties. The active component of the catalyst is partially combusted coal, or "Thief" carbon, which can be pre-treated with a halogen. An untreated Thief carbon catalyst can be self-promoting in the presence of an effluent gas streams entrained with a halogen.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {12}
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