The adsorption of mercuric chloride vapors on a fixed bed of calcium hydroxide fine particles has been experimentally studied. The study has been conducted at laboratory scale using simulated flue gases, constituted of mercuric chloride vapors in nitrogen, which have been in contact with a Ca(OH)2 fixed bed. The effect of the bed temperature, the inlet HgCI2 concentration, and the relative gas-solid velocity on the HgCI2 removal efficiency has been studied. The experimental results indicated that high removal efficiencies of up to 95% can be obtained. The bed temperature has been found to be the most relevant parameter; particularly as the experimental results show that the lower the bed temperature, the higher the removal efficiency. Moreover, the removal efficiency increases when the HgCl2 concentration in the inlet gas increases and when the relative gas-solid velocity decreases. A model based on a simplified expression of the Freundlich adsorption isotherm has been proposed, which is able to describe quite accurately the dependence of HgCl2 removal efficiency on the parameters investigated.

"Adsorption of mercuric chloride vapors from incinerator flue gases on calcium hydroxide particles"

MUSMARRA, Dino;
1993

Abstract

The adsorption of mercuric chloride vapors on a fixed bed of calcium hydroxide fine particles has been experimentally studied. The study has been conducted at laboratory scale using simulated flue gases, constituted of mercuric chloride vapors in nitrogen, which have been in contact with a Ca(OH)2 fixed bed. The effect of the bed temperature, the inlet HgCI2 concentration, and the relative gas-solid velocity on the HgCI2 removal efficiency has been studied. The experimental results indicated that high removal efficiencies of up to 95% can be obtained. The bed temperature has been found to be the most relevant parameter; particularly as the experimental results show that the lower the bed temperature, the higher the removal efficiency. Moreover, the removal efficiency increases when the HgCl2 concentration in the inlet gas increases and when the relative gas-solid velocity decreases. A model based on a simplified expression of the Freundlich adsorption isotherm has been proposed, which is able to describe quite accurately the dependence of HgCl2 removal efficiency on the parameters investigated.
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