Mercury emission monitoring and control in India – Best technologies, techniques and practices for coal-fired power plants

ABSTRACT

India is the second largest national emitter of mercury in the world and coal contributes 80% of India’s national emissions. It is therefore inevitable that mercury emissions must be monitored and controlled from the coal sector as a priority in India. The complex behaviour of mercury in a coal plant must be fully understood to achieve emission reduction, which can be cost effective, but only if the correct techniques and technologies are applied. This report summarises best practices to measure and reduce mercury emissions from the coal utility sector in India, focusing on the regional challenges.

Title

Mercury emission monitoring and control in India – Best technologies, techniques and practices for coal-fired power plants

Report Author(s)

Sanjeev K Kanchan

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Publication date

28 February 2024

Pages

71

Figures

9

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14