02.08.2018 | Mercury Monitoring Toolkit for India coal energy industry
July, 2018. – Dhanbad, India. Lumex Instruments installed the first in India Mercury Monitoring Toolkit at CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CSIR-CIMFR) in Dhanbad.
During the installation, the Lumex Instruments specialists visited one of the Thermal Power Plants in the state of West Bengal to perform sampling on the sorbent traps in field environment. The sampling system performed well despite tough working conditions and high temperatures.
Mercury Monitoring Toolkit comprises a sampling probe and metering console, sorbent traps, and mercury analyzer RA-915M with pyrolizer PYRO-915+. The Toolkit is an excellent solution for the mercury determination in coal, fly and bottom ash, gypsum, waste water, flue gas, effluents, and other samples. Its main advantages are:
- Low detection limit, operating and maintaining costs
- Wide dynamic measurement range: 0.5 to 50,000 ng mercury absolute
- Direct analysis with only 1-10 min for one sample
- Easy to use, maintain, and transport
- No special requirements for site preparation
- US EPA Method 30B Compliant
CSIR-CIMFR is the institute under the aegis of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) which aims to provide R&D inputs for the entire coal-energy industry in India encompassing exploration, mining and utilization. The institute strives to assist mineral based industries in reaching the targeted production for country’s energy growth meeting the highest environmental standards. The estimation of mercury emissions from coal fired plants is an industrial problem of the day.