Water Treatment and Detection Technology

Proposed controls on the emission of mercury and other trace elements have raised concerns about the ultimate fate of these contaminants once they are removed from the flue gas. Preventing these air pollutants from being transferred to surface or ground waters will be critical. Additionally, ammonia from selective catalytic reduction systems used to control nitrogen oxide emissions can appear in a power plant’s wastewater streams. Research is needed for advanced technologies to detect and remove mercury, arsenic, selenium, and other components from the aqueous streams of coal-based power plants.

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Advanced Water Treatment and Detection Technologies Advanced Water Treatment
Active and completed projects researching advanced water treatment and detection.
Fate of As, Se, and Hg in a Passive Integrated System for Treatment of Fossil Plant Waste Water Tennessee Valley Authority & Electric Power Research Institute
Field Scale
Demonstrating a Market-Based Approach to the Reclamation of Mined Lands in West Virginia Electric Power Research Institute
Field Scale
Novel Anionic Clay Adsorbents for Boiler-Blow Down Waters Reclaim and Reuse University of Southern California
Bench Scale
Specifically Designed Constructed Wetlands: A Novel Treatment Approach for Scrubber Wastewater
Clemson University
Pilot Scale/ Field Scale

Novel Adsorbent-Reactants for Treatment of Ash and Scrubber Pond Effluents 

Texas A&M University
Bench Scale