Options for mercury reduction from coal combustion
1 International Energy Agency – Clean Coal Centre, London, UK
2 ARCADIS, North Carolina, USA
3 UNEP Chemicals Branch, Geneva, SWITZERLAND
The UNEP coal combustion partnership area has been established to contribute to significantly reduce global mercury emissions mainly though existing multi-pollutant reduction approaches. As part of this, the partnership area has been assisting participating governments in developing mercury inventories and providing technically sound information on cost effective approaches for enhancing reductions of mercury emissions. Guidance material has been produced for developing nations and countries with economies in transition. Activities are ongoing in China, India, Russia and South Africa, and new projects are being planned in Southeast Asia.
Key words: Mercury / coal combustion / air emissions / control technologies / UNEP
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