Coal Fired Flue Gas Mercury Emission Controls

  • Jiang Wu
  • Yan Cao
  • Weiguo Pan
  • Weiping Pan

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


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.


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

Authors and affiliations

  • Jiang Wu
    • 1
  • Yan Cao
    • 2
  • Weiguo Pan
    • 3
  • Weiping Pan
    • 4
  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

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-46346-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-46347-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-0238
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-0246
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