Carbonxt R&D Director, Dr. Heather Byrne served on a speaker panel during the Mcilvaine “Hot Topic Hour” addressing the choices available for monitoring mercury. As more and more U.S. utilities transition to sorbent traps over mercury CEMS, questions such as these have been raised:

Should you use sorbent traps or mercury CEMS?

  • Cost?
  • Reliability?
  • Process control?
  • Site specific variables such as mercury quantity?

Should you use both?  One for compliance and one for process control?

Does the sorbent trap also measure particulate mercury?

What about compliance aspects?  If one approach gives higher measurements than another, why not choose the one with the lower emissions and play it safe?

For more information and to view Dr. Byrne’s presentation, contact our Carbonxt office for details.

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