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Title: Method and apparatus for controlling the flow rate of mercury in a flow system

Abstract

A method for increasing the mercury flow rate to a photochemical mercury enrichment utilizing an entrainment system comprises the steps of passing a carrier gas over a pool of mercury maintained at a first temperature T1, wherein the carrier gas entrains mercury vapor; passing said mercury vapor entrained carrier gas to a second temperature zone T2 having temperature less than T1 to condense said entrained mercury vapor, thereby producing a saturated Hg condition in the carrier gas; and passing said saturated Hg carrier gas to said photochemical enrichment reactor.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Belmont, MA
  2. Reading, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA
OSTI Identifier:
867662
Patent Number(s):
4981565
Assignee:
GTE Products Corporation (Danvers, MA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; controlling; flow; rate; mercury; increasing; photochemical; enrichment; utilizing; entrainment; comprises; steps; passing; carrier; gas; pool; maintained; temperature; t1; entrains; vapor; entrained; zone; t2; condense; producing; saturated; hg; condition; reactor; mercury enrichment; carrier gas; flow rate; temperature zone; mercury vapor; photochemical mercury; photochemical enrichment; enrichment reactor; gas entrains; /204/422/

Citation Formats

Grossman, Mark W, and Speer, Richard. Method and apparatus for controlling the flow rate of mercury in a flow system. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Grossman, Mark W, & Speer, Richard. Method and apparatus for controlling the flow rate of mercury in a flow system. United States.
Grossman, Mark W, and Speer, Richard. Tue . "Method and apparatus for controlling the flow rate of mercury in a flow system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867662.
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author = {Grossman, Mark W and Speer, Richard},
abstractNote = {A method for increasing the mercury flow rate to a photochemical mercury enrichment utilizing an entrainment system comprises the steps of passing a carrier gas over a pool of mercury maintained at a first temperature T1, wherein the carrier gas entrains mercury vapor; passing said mercury vapor entrained carrier gas to a second temperature zone T2 having temperature less than T1 to condense said entrained mercury vapor, thereby producing a saturated Hg condition in the carrier gas; and passing said saturated Hg carrier gas to said photochemical enrichment reactor.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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