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Title: Agricultural Waste as Sources for Mercury Adsorbents in Gas Applications

item Klasson, K Thomas
item Lima, Isabel
item Boihem, Larry

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/16/2008
Publication Date: 10/7/2008
Citation: Klasson, K.T., Lima, I.M., Boihem, L.L. 2008. Agricultural waste as sources for mercury adsorbents in gas applications (abstract). 22nd International Activated Carbon Conference.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Increased emphasis on reduction of mercury emissions from coal fired electric power plants have resulted in environmental regulations that may in the future require application of activated carbons as mercury sorbents. The sorbents could be injected into the flue gas stream where it adsorbs the mercury. The sorbent (now containing mercury) would be removed via filtration or other means from the flue gas. Our preliminary work has demonstrated that activated carbon made from agricultural animal waste material can adsorb mercury from air with adequate efficiency. Waste materials from both animal and plant sources are presented.