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Apparatus and method for removing mercury vapor from a gas stream

United States Patent

January 1, 2008
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A metallic filter effectively removes mercury vapor from gas streams. The filter captures the mercury which then can be released and collected as product. The metallic filter is a copper mesh sponge plated with a six micrometer thickness of gold. The filter removes up to 90% of mercury vapor from a mercury contaminated gas stream.
Ganesan; Kumar (Butte, MT)
Montana Tech of The University of Montana (Butte, MT)
10/ 993,719
November 19, 2004
DESCRIPTION The subject invention was made with government support under a research project supported by the Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FC26-02NT41607. The government has certain rights in this invention.