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Method for the removal of elemental mercury from a gas stream

United States Patent

May 4, 1999
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A method is provided to remove elemental mercury from a gas stream by reacting the gas stream with an oxidizing solution to convert the elemental mercury to soluble mercury compounds. Other constituents are also oxidized. The gas stream is then passed through a wet scrubber to remove the mercuric compounds and oxidized constituents.
Mendelsohn; Marshall H. (Downers Grove, IL), Huang; Hann-Sheng (Darien, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States (Washington, DC)
08/ 912,582
August 18, 1997
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract Number W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory