Mercury Control


Albemarle's Mercury Control business is a full-service, solution provider to the coal-fired utility, cement, taconite, and industrial boiler markets. We've been exceeding customer expectations globally for over two decades.

We supply a variety of proprietary mercury sorbents, bromine chemicals for mercury removal, and mercury testing and demonstration services that allow us to develop advanced solutions for industries with difficult mercury challenges. For over 20 years, we've successfully partnered with our customers to reduce their sorbent injection rates through process optimization and providing the right product.

Our environmental leadership is proven. In a series of innovative full-scale trials funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, power plants using Albemarle Sorbent Technologies’ proprietary technology experienced highly effective mercury removal from their emissions streams.

+1 800 535 3030
[email protected]


Albemarle’s Mercury Control Division is a full-service solutions provider to the coal-fired utility industry. Our team can connect you with the products, services and application-specific knowledge you need to ensure effective, efficient mercury control solutions. We offer:

  • THE BROADEST PORTFOLIO of carbon-based (powdered activated carbon, or PAC) sorbents — including coal and coconut — backed by a world-leading position in bromine and bromine chemicals
  • DEEP EXPERTISE in the established, effective technique of PAC injection into coal combustion gas streams — valuable knowledge that helps you identify PAC sorbents with the right properties for effective, lowest-cost mercury capture for your specific application
  • INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS including proprietary PACs, mercury oxidizing chemicals (e.g., calcium bromide and sodium bromide), commercial-scale demonstration systems and a state-of-the-art pilot system to simulate flue gas mercury capture kinetics
  • ADVANCED PAC SORBENTS for challenging conditions like acid gases and flue gas temperatures in excess of 300°F, as well as customer requirements including preserving fly ash sales and circulating sorbents through dry scrubber systems.

We know that recent standards have caused many utilities to cease operations due to the high costs of retrofitting or rebuilding their plants to ensure compliance. But where there are challenges, we see solutions. And as your industry partner, we’re actively committed to preserving coal as a trusted fuel source.