Thermo recently released a press release saying that they had 25 systems that have passed all of the required regulatory testing (I’m sure that they mean as far as they can given the state of the regulations and standards at this point). Hopefully we will soon be able to add a couple more to the…

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The installation of the MCG’s has been going a little rough. At this time we have one of the units installed but not completely tested. We have the first production “X Box” systems and the design has been updated and standardized since we installed ours. As a result there are a few standard parts that…

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We are working on the last few steps to complete the project. Thermo sent us a mercuric choloride generator for a game cube probe but we have the modified inertial probe installed so we had to wait a couple of months for the right kit. We are scheduled to have it installed the week of…

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A long overdue update… All of the little issues have finally been resolved and both Mercury Freedom Systems are working. We have the mercuric chloride generators and nitrogen generators on order and expect to receive them in the next few weeks. We encountered a number of difficulties during the commissioning of the systems. Our original…

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We have been working on the Thermo Fisher Scientific Mercury Freedom installation for 3 weeks and have hit a series of snags. We are the first production installation (there is 1 R&D unit running) of the probe controller on the stack using the 82X configuration dubbed the “X Box”. Basically we did not want to…

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We are in the early stages of commissioning two new Thermo Fisher Scientific Mercury Freedom Systems at St Johns River Power Park in Jacksonville, FL. It is nice to have a customer who has decided to be an early adopter of this technology. There are still a lot of unanswered questions and uncertainty but I…

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The information that you see on my site will most likely be the nuts and bolts details of implementing Continuous Mercury Monitoring systems. I have found a good source of mercury policy information with details of legislation and court challenges to CAMR. You can find it at the Mercury Emissions Blog. enjoy.

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I have just finished the early Hg CEMS sessions at the EUEC. Sid Nelson Jr. of Sorbent Technologies, Inc. gave an interesting presentation discussing recent Hg deposition and health effects studies. The CAMR was based on a couple of fundamental assumptions, one that the deposition of Mercury was global, i.e. there are no hot spots…

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