Mercury Control in the Iron and Steel Industry


Controlling steel industry mercury emissions can be done economically using both Albemarle’s M-PACT equipment, a small sorbent injection system, and proprietary gas-phase brominated B-PAC sorbent product. 
Albemarle’s M-PACT injection system has a programmable logic controller (PLC) based control system, which controls all of the injection system operations.  This PLC control system monitors the amount of sorbent in the feeder system hopper and activates the screw feed system associated with the day storage hopper to provide refills as necessary. 

Complete with temperature and flow instruments, M-PACT can monitor the flue gas in the injection location.  The injection system was designed with the ease of installation and accessibility in mind.  The injection system was designed to have a sorbent injection rate range from as low as 15 lb/hr to a high of over 1000 lb/hr. This range was selected in order to be able to provide reliable feed rates to variety of size boilers.  

Albemarle’s gas-phase brominated B-PAC is a specially designed mercury sorbent consisting of a select powdered activated carbon (PAC) which has been brominated at elevated temperature to produce the sorbent.  This sorbent has a very high mercury capacity, high thermal stability and rapid mercury reaction kinetics. B-PAC has been widely tested in numerous applications and found to provide mercury removals in excess of 90% in most cases. 


Albemarle Mercury Control Division
Tel:  +1 800 535 3030

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