Milestone project demonstrates innovative mercury emissions reduction technology could help coal plants comply

international-mining-logoAn innovative technology that could potentially help some coal-based power generation facilities comply with anticipated new mercury emissions standards was successfully demonstrated in a recently concluded milestone project at a Michigan power plant. Under a co-operative agreement with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), WE Energies demonstrated the TOXECON process in a $52.9 million project at the Presque Isle power plant in Marquette. TOXECON is a relatively cost-effective option for achieving significant reductions in mercury emissions and increasing the collection efficiency of particulate matter while maximising the use of coal combustion byproducts. (more…)

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