Mercury in Coal

Optimizing Technology to Reduce Mercury and Acid Gas Emissions from Electric Power Plants

Abstract

A GIS Study of Coal Chemistry
Investigating how the geographic variation of coal chemistry relates to mercury and acid gas emissions from conventional coal-fired electric power plants.

Reports

Presentations

Understanding Mercury in USA Coal – A Geographic Approach

Jeffrey C. Quick, Utah Geological Survey
Presented at 8th International Mercury Conference, 6-11 August 2006, Madison, WI.

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Technology-Specific Mercury Emissions from Coal Combustion by U.S. County of Origin

Jeffrey C. Quick, Utah Geological Survey
Presented at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 16-19 October 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Geographic Variation of Mercury and Other Elements in U.S. Coal

Jeffrey C. Quick, David Tabet, Sharon Wakefield, and Roger Bon, Utah Geological Survey and Thomas Brill, Utah Division of Public Utilities
Presented at Air Quality V Conference, 18 – 21 September 2005, Arlington, VA.

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Geographic Variation and Emission Potential of Mercury, Chlorine, and Sulfur in U.S. Coal.

Jeffrey C. Quick, David Tabet, Sharon Wakefield, and Roger Bon, Utah Geological Survey
Presented at U.S. Department of Energy Mercury Control Technology R&D Review, July 2005, Pittsburgh.

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Geographic Variation of Mercury Content, and Mercury Emissions Predicted For Existing Technologies, by U.S. County of Coal Origin

Jeffrey C Quick, David Tabet, Sharon Wakefield, and Roger Bon, Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, UT and Thomas Brill, Utah Energy Office, Salt Lake City, UT
Presented at the 8th Electric Utilities Environmental Conference on Air Quality, Global Climate Change & Renewable Energy, January 2005, Tucson, Arizona.

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References

Kolker, A., Senior, C.L., and Quick, J.C., 2006, Mercury in coal and the impact of coal quality on mercury emissions from combustion systems: Applied Geochemistry, v. 21, p. 1821-1836.

Quick, J.C., Brill, T.C., and Tabet, D.E., 2003, Mercury in US coal – observations using the COALQUAL and ICR data sets: Environmental Geology, v. 43, p. 247-259.

Toole O’Neil, B., Quick, J., and Akers, D., 2005, Mercury in US coal and the US EPA Clean Air Mercury Rule: Oil Gas and Energy Law Intelligence, v. 3, issue 3, 14p.

Contact

For more information on this project, contact Jeff Quick, 801.537.3372, email: jeffreyquick@utah.gov.