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Method for removal of mercury from various gas streams

United States Patent

June 10, 2003
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The invention provides for a method for removing elemental mercury from a fluid, the method comprising irradiating the mercury with light having a wavelength of approximately 254 nm. The method is implemented in situ at various fuel combustion locations such as power plants and municipal incinerators.
Granite; Evan (Wexford, PA), Pennline; Henry W. (Bethel Park, PA)
The United States of America as represented by the U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
09/ 953,073
September 13, 2001
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to employer-employee relationship of the U.S. Government to the inventors as U.S. Department of Energy employees at the National Energy Technology Laboratory.