MS Thesis: Inventory of U.S. Sources of Mercury Emissions To the Atmosphere

By Zucheng Guo

Advisors: Nickolas J. Themelis and A.C. Bourtsalas

Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering
Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science
Columbia University

April 2015

Based on the development of WTE technologies and the operating experience in China, this study compared two major WTE technologies: moving-grate (MG) and the circulating fluidized bed (CFB), and finally recommends the latter for implementation in Baotou city. At present, China is at the advanced level in the use of fluidized bed combustion technology for burning low calorific value fuel worldwide. The project evaluated for Baotou city is a three-line CFB WTE plant of total capacity of 1500 tons/day.

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