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Mercury Speciation of MSWI Flue Gas on Pilot and Industrial Scales

  • J. Wang
  • Z. Xiao
  • O. Lindqvist
Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Abstract

An on-line system has been applied to measure mercury (Hg) speciation from a pilot combustion simulator and from an industrial scale Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) plant in Göteborg, southwest Sweden. Under simulated waste incineration conditions, 60–80% Hg was found in its oxidized form Hg(II). At the MSWI plant, equipped with a modern flue gas cleaning system, Hg at concentrations about 10–15 μg m−3 was emitted to the atmosphere, of which 15–20% was Hg(II).

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Total Mercury Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Thermal Converter Mercury Emission Mercury Speciation 
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  • J. Wang
  • Z. Xiao
  • O. Lindqvist

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