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Heterogeneous oxidation of mercury in simulated post combustion conditions
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Norton، نويسنده , , Glenn A and Yang، نويسنده , , Hongqun and Brown، نويسنده , , Robert C and Laudal، نويسنده , , Dennis L and Dunham، نويسنده , , Grant E and Erjavec، نويسنده , , John، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2003
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Heterogeneous mercury oxidation was studied by exposing whole fly ash samples and magnetic, nonmagnetic, and size-classified fly ash fractions to elemental mercury vapor in simulated flue gas streams. Fly ash from sub-bituminous Wyodak–Anderson PRB coal and bituminous Blacksville coal were used. Scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analyses, and BET N2 isothermal sorption analyses were performed to characterize the fly ash samples. Mercury speciation downstream from the ash was determined using the Ontario Hydro method. Results showed that the presence of fly ash was critical for mercury oxidation, and the surface area of the ash appears to be an important parameter. However, for a given fly ash, there were generally no major differences in catalytic oxidation potential between different fly ash fractions. This includes fractions enriched in unburned carbon and iron oxides. The presence of NO2, HCl, and SO2 resulted in greater levels of mercury oxidation, while NO inhibited mercury oxidation. The gas matrix affected mercury oxidation more than the fly ash composition.
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Heterogeneous mercury oxidation , Simulated flue gas , Fly ash
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