Optimizing Technology to Reduce Mercury and Acid Gas Emissions from Electric Power Plants

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Revised maps and associated data show potential mercury, sulfur, and chlorine emissions for U.S. coal by county of origin. Existing coal mining and coal washing practices result in a 25% reduction of mercury in U.S. coal before it is delivered to the power plant. Selection of low-mercury coal is a good mercury control option for plants having hot-side ESP, cold-side ESP, or hot-side ESP/FGD emission controls. Chlorine content is more important for plants having cold-side ESP/FGD or SDA/FF controls; optimum net mercury capture is indicated where chlorine is between 500 and 1000 ppm. Selection of low-sulfur coal should improve mercury ... continued below

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Quick, Jeffrey C.; Tabet, David E.; Wakefield, Sharon & Bon, Roger L. January 31, 2005.

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Revised maps and associated data show potential mercury, sulfur, and chlorine emissions for U.S. coal by county of origin. Existing coal mining and coal washing practices result in a 25% reduction of mercury in U.S. coal before it is delivered to the power plant. Selection of low-mercury coal is a good mercury control option for plants having hot-side ESP, cold-side ESP, or hot-side ESP/FGD emission controls. Chlorine content is more important for plants having cold-side ESP/FGD or SDA/FF controls; optimum net mercury capture is indicated where chlorine is between 500 and 1000 ppm. Selection of low-sulfur coal should improve mercury capture where carbon in fly ash is used to reduce mercury emissions.

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  • DOI: 10.2172/909154 | External Link
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Quick, Jeffrey C.; Tabet, David E.; Wakefield, Sharon & Bon, Roger L. Optimizing Technology to Reduce Mercury and Acid Gas Emissions from Electric Power Plants, report, January 31, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc887837/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.