Mercury control technology installed at power plant

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota said a  corporate partner, Midwest Energy Emissions Corp., launched a new mercury control system. The sorbent enhancement additive injection technology originally developed by the EERC is being installed at an unnamed  power utility on the West Coast and will be commissioned this fall.

Midwest Energy is licensing the EERC-developed technology through the EERC Foundation. The EERC will provide installation and technical support throughout the commissioning and start-up of the technology, with ongoing assistance as needed.

In the United States, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to put new mercury regulations in place in November 2011. In Canada, many provinces are requiring more than 70 percent mercury reductions. The cost of replacing or enhancing coal-fired boilers has created incentives for utilities to maximize their useful life and identify technologies that will satisfy these regulations without large capital expenditures.

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