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MEC7

MEC7 16-18th Jun
DLCS, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland

DAY 1 Wednesday 16th June

Opening remarks and welcome on behalf of the sponsors/organisers:
Lesley Sloss; IEA CCC, Bob Kalin: DLCS, Strathclyde University

SESSION 1: MERCURY LEGISLATION AND EMISSIONS
Cochaired by Peter Nelson and Helen Keenan

Update on US EPA position on mercury
Nick Hutson, US EPA

Nova Scotia Power Mercury Capture Experience
Doug Campbell, Nova Scotia Power, Canada

Survey on mercury emissions from coal combustion boilers in China
Tsuyoshi Teramae, Idemitsu Kosan, Japan

SESSION 2: MERCURY MEASUREMENT
Cochaired by John Pavlish and Henk te Winkel

Analytical aspects of mercury emission, deposition and environmental contamination from the Polish perspective
Januzs Golas, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Mercury in coal: geochemical aspects
Nikolay Mashyanov, Lumex Ltd and Nina Ozerova, IGEM, Russia

Analysis and cleaning technologies for mercury and other hazardous trace elements in coal (introduction of NEDO Project 20072010)
Akira Ohki, Kagoshima University, Japan

Experience with mercury field measurements using USEPA Reference Mercury Emissions from Coal [MEC7] Glasgow, 2010 Method 30b/30A
Joseph Siperstein, Ohio Lumex, USA

SESSION 3: MERCURY BEHAVIOUR AND CONTROL IN EXISTING
PLANT CONFIGURATIONS
Cochaired by Hiroshi Moritomi and Will Quick

Differential electrostatic precipitation behaviour and implications for mercury emissions control.
Herek Clack, Illinois University of Techology, USA

Oxidation, reemission and mass distribution of mercury in coalfired power plants with SCR, CSESP and wet FGD
Yongchil Seo and Deepak Pudasainee, Yonsei University, Korea

Catalytic oxidation of Hg0 in wet FGD by air and the fate of Hg2+ in the absorber solution
Andrej Stergarsek, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Volatile trace elements of concern captured in fly ash particles and FGD in coal combustion power plant – mercury, boron and selenium
Shigeo Ito, CRIEPI, Japan

SESSION 4: MERCURY CONTROL HALOGENS
Cochaired by Nick Hutson and Andrej Stergarsek

Process chemistry of Br addition to utility flue gas for Hg emission and control
Stephen Niksa, Niksa Energy Associates, USA

Gasphase mercury oxidation by halogens: effects of bromine and chlorine
Connie Senior, Reaction Engineering, USA

Native halogens in US coals and Chinese coals – low chlorine coals need bromide addition for effective mercury capture
Bernhard Vosteen, Vosteen Consulting GmbH, Germany

DAY 2 Thursday 17th June

UNEP WORKSHOP COMBINED MEETING OF MEC7, UNEP COAL
PARTNERSHIP AND UNEP FATE AND TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIP
Cochaired by Nicola Pirrone and Lesley Sloss

Status of current Mercury Air Transport and Fate Research Partnership activities
Nicola Pirrone, Italy

Update on UNEP Hg Programme
Gunnar Futsaeter, UNEP Chemicals, Geneva

UNEP Coal Combustion Partnership Area Activities Prior to 2013 Global Mercury Treaty
Wojchiek Jozewicz, Arcadis, USA

The UNEP Paragraph 29 study – scenarios for global emissions of mercury from four sectors
John Munthe, IVL, Swede

Development of an inventory for mercury emissions in Australia
Peter Nelson, Macquarrie University, Australia

Update on the UNEP inventory and coal partnership work in China
Ye Wu, Tsinghua University, China

Update on UNEP inventory work in South Africa
Greg Scott, DEAE, South Africa

Discussion of Coal Partnership Business plan (optional for those interested/involved in the UNEP Coal Partnership)

Update on UNEP inventory work in Russia
Alexander Romanov, SRI Atmosphere, Russi

Report on Canadian projects
Heather Morrison, Environment Canada, Canada

Report on USA Projects
Nick Hutson, US EPA, US

Report on Japanese projects
Noriyuki Suzuki, NIES, Japan

DAY 3 - Friday 18 th Jun

SESSION 5: MERCURY CONTROL  SORBENTS
Cochaired by Connie Senior and Steve Niksa

Microstructure of MnO2Ca(OH)2 composites and its mercury adsorption characteristics
Yufeng Duan, Southeast University, China

High temperature mineralbased sorbents for mercuryprogress and problems
Jost Wendt, University of Utah, USA 

Largescale demonstrations of mercury capture by adding powdered activated carbon to the WFGD and bromide to the coal at a power plant in Germany
Thomas Riethmann, Evonik Energy Services GmbH, Germany (No paper available) 

Advanced AQCS for controlling mercury
Hirofumi Kikkawa, Kure Research Lab, BabcockHitachi KK, Japan

Experimental study on mercury removal by noncarbon sorbents
Yuqun Zhuo, Tsinghua University, China

SESSION 6: MERCURY CONTROL IN ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS
Cochaired by David Fitzgerald and Harald Thorwarth 

Advances in activated carbon for mercury removal from coalfired power plants and cement kilns
Sharon McGee and Wolfgang Hardtke, Albemarle Corp, USA & Germany

Mercury in oxyfuel combustion
Stanley Santos, IEA GHG, UK

Mercury measurement and control in a CO2enriched flue gas
John Pavlish, EERC, USA

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