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Title: Sorbents for mercury removal from flue gas

Abstract

A review of the various promoters and sorbents examined for the removal of mercury from flue gas is presented. Commercial sorbent processes are described along with the chemistry of the various sorbent-mercury interactions. Novel sorbents for removing mercury from flue gas are suggested. Since activated carbons are expensive, alternate sorbents and/or improved activated carbons are needed. Because of their lower cost, sorbent development work can focus on base metal oxides and halides. Additionally, the long-term sequestration of the mercury on the sorbent needs to be addressed. Contacting methods between the flue gas and the sorbent also merit investigation.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Federal Energy Technology Center-Pittsburgh (FETC-PGH), Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1165
Report Number(s):
DOE/FETC/TR-98-01
ON: DE00001165
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; Flue Gas; Mercury; Scrubbing; Sorbent Recovery Systems; FLUE GAS; MERCURY; SCRUBBING; SORBENT RECOVERY SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Granite, Evan J., Hargis, Richard A., and Pennline, Henry W. Sorbents for mercury removal from flue gas. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/1165.
Granite, Evan J., Hargis, Richard A., & Pennline, Henry W. Sorbents for mercury removal from flue gas. United States. doi:10.2172/1165.
Granite, Evan J., Hargis, Richard A., and Pennline, Henry W. Thu . "Sorbents for mercury removal from flue gas". United States. doi:10.2172/1165. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1165.
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title = {Sorbents for mercury removal from flue gas},
author = {Granite, Evan J. and Hargis, Richard A. and Pennline, Henry W.},
abstractNote = {A review of the various promoters and sorbents examined for the removal of mercury from flue gas is presented. Commercial sorbent processes are described along with the chemistry of the various sorbent-mercury interactions. Novel sorbents for removing mercury from flue gas are suggested. Since activated carbons are expensive, alternate sorbents and/or improved activated carbons are needed. Because of their lower cost, sorbent development work can focus on base metal oxides and halides. Additionally, the long-term sequestration of the mercury on the sorbent needs to be addressed. Contacting methods between the flue gas and the sorbent also merit investigation.},
doi = {10.2172/1165},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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