The simultaneous capture of mercury and fine particles by hybrid filter with powder activated carbon injection

Ha Na Jang, Seung Ki Back, Jin Ho Sung, Youn Suk Kang, Jongsoo Jurng, Yong Chil Seo

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Abstract

The hybrid filter (HF) was newly designed and operated with powder activated carbon (PAC) injection to capture mercury and fine particulate matter in the coal power plant. With PAC injection in HF operation, the capture efficiency of elemental mercury was clearly enhanced. When the injection rate of PAC increased from 0 to 20 mg/m3, the speciation fraction of elemental mercury significantly decreased from 85.19% to 3.76% at the inlet of the hybrid filter. The speciation fraction of oxidized mercury did not vary greatly, whereas the particulate mercury increased from 1.31% to 94.04%. It was clearly observed that the HF played a role in the capture of mercury and fine PM by leading the conversion of elemental mercury as particulate mercury and the growth of PM via electrode discharge in the HF operation with PAC injection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-540
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
Volume237
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Ministry of Environment (MOE) as the Knowledge-based Environmental Service Human Resource Development Project. This work was also supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea (No. 20164030201250 ).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Elsevier Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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