BASF will showcase its advanced Mercury Sorbent HX™ stationary emissions control solution at the Energy, Utility and Environment Conference (EUEC) 2014 taking place February 3-5 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Mercury Sorbent HX is a cost-effective solution that reduces mercury emissions for electric utility customers while preserving the quality of fly ash that can be sold to concrete manufacturers.
Electric utilities that operate coal-fired power generating units are challenged to control mercury emissions in a cost-effective way, in line with increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, such as the U.S. Mercury & Air Toxics Standards (MATS).
“BASF understands the challenge that electrical utilities are facing. With Mercury Sorbent HX, we provide an innovative solution that can cost effectively address these commercial and regulatory dynamics,” said Fabien Rioult, Ph.D., Business Development Manager, BASF. “Mercury Sorbent HX enables high performance of mercury removal while preserving fly ash value, enabling a viable revenue stream when sold as an admixture for the concrete industry.”
BASF Mercury Sorbent HX is a brominated mineral sorbent enabling a low-carbon solution for mercury emissions compliance. In third-party independent testing, it consistently delivered more than 90% of mercury removal for coal-fired power plants’ exhaust stacks to meet and exceed future U.S. state and federal regulations.
BASF will showcase Mercury Sorbent HX at booth 622, highlighting the key benefits that the solution brings to the power industry, including:
- Reliable mercury capture, which helps coal-fired power plants meet and exceed state and federal regulations.
- Preservation of fly ash sales, enabling utilities to generate income and avoid disposal costs.
- Cost effectiveness achieved through competitive pricing.
- Reliable supply.
In addition, on Monday, February 3, from 1-3 p.m. BASF will present an EUEC plenary session highlighting results derived from recent full scale field trials titled ‘ BASF – Mercury Sorbent HX – A Mercury MATS Compliant Technology.’
“We have made great progress in advancing our Mercury Sorbent HX technology since its launch at last year’s EUEC,” Rioult said. “We look forward to highlighting that progress and our demonstrated ability to control mercury emissions to ensure cost-effective regulatory compliance.”
Additional information on BASF’s Mercury Sorbent HX solution can be found at: www.catalysts.basf.com/mercury .
About BASF’s Catalysts Division
BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success. Further information on BASF’s Catalysts division is available on the Internet at www.catalysts.basf.com .