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Coal Fired Flue Gas Mercury Emission Controls

Book

Part of the Energy and Environment Research in China book series (EERC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jiang Wu, Yan Cao, Weiguo Pan, Weiping Pan
    Pages 1-17
  3. Jiang Wu, Yan Cao, Weiguo Pan, Weiping Pan
    Pages 19-30
  4. Jiang Wu, Yan Cao, Weiguo Pan, Weiping Pan
    Pages 31-53
  5. Jiang Wu, Yan Cao, Weiguo Pan, Weiping Pan
    Pages 55-75
  6. Jiang Wu, Yan Cao, Weiguo Pan, Weiping Pan
    Pages 77-157

About this book

Introduction

Mercury (Hg) is one of the most toxic heavy metals, harmful to both the environment and human health. Hg is released into the atmosphere from natural and anthropogenic sources, and its emission control has caused much concern. This book introduces readers to Hg pollution from natural and anthropogenic sources and systematically describes coal-fired flue gas mercury emission control in industry, especially from coal-fired power stations. Mercury emission control theory and experimental research are demonstrated, including how elemental mercury is oxidized into oxidized mercury and the effect of flue gas contents on the mercury speciation transformation process. Mercury emission control methods, such as existing APCDs (air pollution control devices) at power stations, sorbent injection, additives in coal combustion and photo-catalytic methods are introduced in detail. Lab-scale, pilot-scale and full-scale experimental studies of sorbent injection conducted by the authors are presented systematically, helping researchers and engineers to understand how this approach reduces the mercury emissions in flue gas and to apply the methods in mercury emission control at coal-fired power stations. Readers will arrive at a comprehensive understanding of various mercury emission control methods that are suitable for industrial applications.

The book is intended for scientists, researchers, engineers and graduate students in the fields of energy science and technology, environmental science and technology, and chemical engineering.

Keywords

Coal-fired Flue Gas Field-testing Mercury Mercury Emission Control Mercury Measurement Mercury Removal Mercury Speciation Sorbent Injection

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai University of Electric PowerShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Western Kentucky UniversityKentuckyUSA
  3. 3.Shanghai University of Electric PowerShanghaiChina
  4. 4.Western Kentucky UniversityKentuckyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Coal Fired Flue Gas Mercury Emission Controls
  • Authors Jiang Wu
    Yan Cao
    Weiguo Pan
    Weiping Pan
  • Series Title Energy and Environment Research in China
  • Series Abbreviated Title Energy and Environment Research in China
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-46347-5
  • Copyright Information Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-46346-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52474-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-46347-5
  • Series ISSN 2197-0238
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-0246
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 157
  • Number of Illustrations 57 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai, China
  • Topics Energy Efficiency
    Industrial Pollution Prevention
    Environmental Science and Engineering
    Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
    Environmental Chemistry
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