Sorbents for the oxidation and removal of mercury

  • US 10,596,517 B2
  • Filed: 06/04/2018
  • Issued: 03/24/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/30/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for reducing mercury in a mercury-containing gas, the method comprising:

  • combusting coal in a combustion chamber, the coal comprising an additive comprising Br2, HBr, a bromide compound, or a combination thereof, to form the mercury-containing gas; and

    collecting mercury in the mercury-containing gas with a sorbent added to the mercury-containing gas, the sorbent comprising activated carbon.

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