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Main Title Elemental Mercury Capture by Activated Carbon in a Flow Reactor.
Author Serre, S. D. ; Ghorishi, S. B. ; Gullett, B. K. ;
CORP Author ARCADIS Geraghty and Miller, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.
Publisher 2000
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA-68-C-99-201; EPA/600/A-00/042;
Stock Number PB2001-100533
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Air pollution control ; Mercury(Metal) ; Activated carbon ; Adsorbents ; Lignite ; Adsorption ; Particle size ; Combustion ; Flue gases ; Stationary sources ; Air entrainment ; Temperature ; Reaction time ; Bench tests ; Elemental mercury ; Flow reactor
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NTIS  PB2001-100533 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
The paper gives results of bench scale experiments in a flow reactor to simulate the entrained-flow capture of elemental mercury (Hg-o) using solid sorbents. Adsorption of Hg-o by lignite-based activated carbon (Calgon FGD) was examined at different carbon/mercury (C/Hg) ratio, particle sizes, Hg-o concentrations, and temperatures. Mercury capture increased with increased in C/Hg ratio and decreased in particle size. Mercury uptake on the other hand increased in temperature over a range of 21-150 C. Increasing the residence time over a range 3.8-13 s did not increased adsorption. The rate of uptake appears to be rapid and then decreases with time.