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Title: Novel Process for Removal and Recovery of Vapor-Phase Mercury.

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to investigate the application of a sorbent-based process for removing and recovering mercury in the flue gas of coal-fired power plants. The process is based on the sorption of mercury by noble metals and the regeneration of the sorbent by thermal means, recovering the desorbed mercury as liquid, elemental mercury. ADA Technologies holds a patent on this process (US 5,409,522, April 25, 1995) and has tested it under conditions typical of municipal waste incinerators. In this process, the noble metal sorbent is regenerated thermally, and the mercury is recovered for commercial recycle. Consequently, ADA has adopted the name `Mercu-RE` to describe its process. In the current project, ADA has been testing its process under conditions typical of coal-fired power plants where the mercury concentration is low (below 10 p g/M{sup 3}) and little pressure drop can be tolerated. Methods of accommodating the Mercu-RE process to the circumstances and conditions of coal-fired power plants comprise the core of the program.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
ADA Technologies, Inc., Englewood, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
644653
Report Number(s):
DOE/PC/95257-T20
ON: DE98051837
DOE Contract Number:  
AC22-95PC95257
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Nov 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; MERCURY; REMOVAL; FLUE GAS; VAPORS; PROGRESS REPORT; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; ADSORBENTS

Citation Formats

NONE. Novel Process for Removal and Recovery of Vapor-Phase Mercury.. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/644653.
NONE. Novel Process for Removal and Recovery of Vapor-Phase Mercury.. United States. doi:10.2172/644653.
NONE. Mon . "Novel Process for Removal and Recovery of Vapor-Phase Mercury.". United States. doi:10.2172/644653. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/644653.
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author = {NONE},
abstractNote = {The purpose of this project is to investigate the application of a sorbent-based process for removing and recovering mercury in the flue gas of coal-fired power plants. The process is based on the sorption of mercury by noble metals and the regeneration of the sorbent by thermal means, recovering the desorbed mercury as liquid, elemental mercury. ADA Technologies holds a patent on this process (US 5,409,522, April 25, 1995) and has tested it under conditions typical of municipal waste incinerators. In this process, the noble metal sorbent is regenerated thermally, and the mercury is recovered for commercial recycle. Consequently, ADA has adopted the name `Mercu-RE` to describe its process. In the current project, ADA has been testing its process under conditions typical of coal-fired power plants where the mercury concentration is low (below 10 p g/M{sup 3}) and little pressure drop can be tolerated. Methods of accommodating the Mercu-RE process to the circumstances and conditions of coal-fired power plants comprise the core of the program.},
doi = {10.2172/644653},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Nov 24 00:00:00 EST 1997},
month = {Mon Nov 24 00:00:00 EST 1997}
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