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EPSRC Reference: GR/J82515/01
Title: MERCURY SPECIATION IN WASTE INCINERATOR EMISSIONS
Principal Investigator: Williams, Professor P
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Department: Fuel and Energy
Organisation: University of Leeds
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 May 1994 Ends: 30 April 1997 Value (£): 139,788
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Waste Management Waste Minimisation
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No relevance to Underpinning Sectors Environment
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A simulated municipal waste combustion flue gas apparatus is to be constructed and the interaction of mercury vapour and mercury compounds with hydrogen chloride, sulphur dioxide and hydrocarbons is to be investigated. The chemical speciation of inorganic and organic mercury compounds in the exhaust flue gases is to be determined in relation to flue gas conditions; the concentration of oxygen, gas temperature, residence time, reactant concentration etc. will be investigated. The chemical reaction mechanisms leading to the formation of inorganic and organic mercury species during the incineration of waste will be developed.
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