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Mercury-Emissions and Control

AUTHOR: Lesley L Sloss
DATE: February 2002
PAGES: 43

ABSTRACT:
Recently there have been some major moves towards implementing emission limits and/or emission control technologies for mercury emissions from coal combustion in several countries, especially in the USA. This report draws together the latest data on mercury emissions highlighting, where possible, inaccuracies and disagreements between studies. It addresses the legal requirements which are likely to be set for coal-fired power plants. The available technologies for mercury control and those currently under development are then reviewed in order to determine the most cost-effective ways of achieving the required reduction in mercury emissions.