ADA Carbon Solutions has been driving the critical aspects of activated carbon to optimize performance in emission trains. Research and development programs have resulted in a step change in mercury control capability for coal fired power plants.  The latest developments focus on the fundamentals of activated carbon properties and enhancing performance in emissions control systems.

Three key parameters have to be optimized for effective mercury capture.  ADA Carbon Solutions’ expertise in activated carbon is complemented with a deep understanding of the critical aspects of emission control at each facility to leverage product technology for each mercury control scenario.

These three parameters are:
Contact. Particles and their distribution in your emission control system need to provide the appropriate degree of contact with trace levels of mercury to enable surface chemistry, pores and surface area to do their job.
Conversion. Oxidation of elemental mercury is key to enhancing the receptivity of mercury capture.
Capture.  The activated carbon ultimately must be designed to enable secure capture of the mercury molecule to remove it from the gas phase.

ADA Carbon Solutions can optimize mercury control in various configurations. To contact an expert at ADA Carbon Solutions, please click here.