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Mercury Control Division

Mercury Control Division members have extensive experience in combustion-related mercury emissions from stationary sources, primarily industrial and electrical generation sources that combust coal.  Mercury is a known neurotoxin that affects humans that ingest fish that have bioaccumulated the mercury.  The electrical generation industry is the largest source of combustion-related mercury emissions.

 

Regulatory Drivers

A key regulatory driver is the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule for emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), such as mercury, HCl, and heavy metals, from the electrical generation industry. Another driver is the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boiler MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) rule.

 

 

Mercury Installation List

  

ICAC’s Mercury Control Division developed a database of mercury control reagent and sorbent feed systems based on results from a voluntary survey of ICAC members in which the members identified specific installations along with each power plant’s likely mercury control strategy.  The database has certain limitations in that not every technology supplier is an ICAC member and not all member companies contributed to the database, however a picture emerges of technologies that are being widely applied to coal-based units, 398 (181 GW) of which are captured in the database.

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