A sorbent body adapted for abating toxic elements from a fluid stream, such as a carbon combustion flue gas stream or a syngas stream produced in coal gasification process, and process for making such sorbent. The sorbent body comprises an activated carbon matrix defining a plurality of pores, sulfur and additive adapated for promoting the abatement of toxic elements from the fluid stream. The sorbent is useful for abatement of, e.g., arsenic, cadmium, mercury and selenium from gas streams.
GOVERNMENT INTEREST INFORMATION
 This invention was made with Government support under Agreement No. DE-PS26-04NT42249-4B awarded by University of North Dakota--Energy and Environmental Research Center by the Department of Energy-NETL. The Government has certain rights in this invention.