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Control Of Mercury Emissions From Coal-Fired Electric Utility Boilers: Interim Report Including Errata Dated 3/21/02.

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The report provides additional information on mercury (Hg) emissions control following the release of "Study of Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions from Electric Utility Steam Generating Units--Final Report to Congress" in February 1998. Chapters 1-3 describe EPA's December 2000 decision to regulate Hg under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) provisions of the Clean Air Act, coal use in electric power generation, and Hg behavior in coal combustion. Chapters 4-9 report new information on current electric utility fuels, boilers, and emission control technologies; Hg emissions associated with these diverse technology combinations; results and implications of tests to evaluate the performance of Hg control technologies and strategies; retrofit control cost modeling; and Hg behavior in solid residues from coal combustion. Chapter 10 summarizes current research and identifies future efforts needed to ensure the cost-effective control of Hg emissions. A list of references is provided at the conclusion of each chapter.

Pollution; Mercury (Metal); Emission; Coal; Combustion; Electric power plants; Utilities
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Office of Research and Development
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National Risk Management Research Laboratory
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Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division
EPA Author:
Kilgroe, J.D.; Sedman, C.B.; Srivastava, R.K.; Ryan, J.V.; Lee, C.W.; Thorneloe, S.A.
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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Cost Analysis
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