Frequently asked questions
Can the 80RT-IL technology be integrated in existing installed APC solutions?
The 80RT-IL is s stand alone dedictaed solution that that is custom made and installed as a retrofit.
Is the 80RT-IL designed to serve a specific industry or is it suitable for other industries in which mercury is emmited?
Our unique absorption process efficiently removes mercury emitted in flue gas streams regardless of its industrial applications and sources. The solution is totaly scalabe and therefore applcable to various industries plants and processes emmiting Hg regardless of flue gas flow rate and mercury concentrations in the gas emitted.
Is your unique liquid a dangerous substance due to legal specifications?
No, not dangerous at all for industrial purposes. our 80RT-IL unique absorbent liquid is based on Ionic liquid - a new type of solvent which is safe and already used in many industrial processes & chemical /gas absorption processes
What waste or byproducts are your solution creating?
Our solution does not produce any waste or contaminated byproducts besides the very small amounts of mercury that are separted and stabilized as mercury sulfide (“Cinnabar”, HgS) for safe disposal (unlike most commonly used solutions).
How much mercury can be captured before exchange of the 80RT-IL absorbent liquid is required?
The amount of mercury that can be captured in our unique liquid can reach up to 1:1 by weight. However, the actual operational mercury load to liquid should be adapted case by case based on the flue gas Hg concentration and the recovery approach for the Hg and the liquid
In a coal-based power plant, should the 80RT-IL be located prior or following the FGD?
From performance aspects, our unique process can be installed prior or following the FGD. What eventualy determines its location is customer‘s needs, site plan and conditions.
Does SO2/SO3 negatively affect your liquid’s performance?
No gegative affect of SO2/SO3 presance has been dedected during research, trials and operational pilot. Negative effect on liquid performance is not expected.
Can your solution remove all forms of mercury (metalic, oxidized, compounds)?
The chemical process is handling metallic and ionic Hg as these are the major ones in the flue gas at high temperature, as well as mercury compounds (absorbed onto surface of other particles)
What is the chemical state of the mercury captured by your system?
The mercury is in a form of oxidized mercury salt which is in a stable complex as part of our absorbent liquid. Following the regeneration process which is done offsite, the mercury is separated and received as stabilized HgS - ready for disposal (in small quantities) while the absorbent liquid is regenerated for re-use (part of the service we provide)
Is there any negative influence when the treated flue gas goes in to the followed treatment process like FGD or any other scrubber tower?
In terms of composition, the flue gas comes out of our system as it entered (without the Hg obviously). No negative influence in that aspect.