Science Inventory

SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION MERCURY FIELD SAMPLING PROJECT

Citation:

Laudal, D. L. SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION MERCURY FIELD SAMPLING PROJECT. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-04/147, 2004.

Impact/Purpose:

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Description:

A lack of data still exists as to the effect of selective catalytic reduction (SCR), selective noncatalytic reduction (SNCR), and flue gas conditioning on the speciation and removal of mercury (Hg) at power plants. This project investigates the impact that SCR, SNCR, and flue gas-conditioning systems have on total and speciated Hg emissions. If SCR or SNCR systems enhance Hg conversion or capture, then they could be thought of as multipollutant control technologies.

Twelve power plants were chosen for full-scale sampling to investigate the role that SCR, SNCR, flue gas conditioning, and coal blending have on Hg speciation. The results indicate that SCR can assist in converting elemental Hg to oxidized Hg. However, the effect appears to be coal-specific and, possibly, catalyst specific. NH3, whether injected directly as a gas or indirectly as urea, did not appear to have a significant effect on Hg speciation and removal.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 09/30/2004
Record Last Revised: 08/27/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 87686

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

AIR POLLUTION TECHNOLOGY BRANCH