NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                AUGUST 2013

Subject: 中国能以低成本除汞得益于美国的技术发展  



现在已经有一些非常显著的最新突破需要与中国的决策者交流,为此Mcilvaine公司上周用中文与FGD方面的两个专家进行了网络研讨会。CBI Shaw集团陈博比先生做了关于去除汞的技术介绍,问题及讨论由Graymont公司曾孝群先生提供。这个录制中文演示文稿可以在McIlvaine公司全球决策果园及Youtube上获得。



       在火电厂烟气排放规定之前,美国火电厂每年排放45359 Kg的汞,到2016年,汞的排放将每年减少超过36287Kg。中国运行的燃煤锅炉4倍于美国,运行的水泥厂5倍于美国,因此中国在减少汞排放的潜力上,更加显著于美国。汞是在全世界漫游的,巴西金矿排放的汞已经被在北极发现踪迹。所以这是一个全球性问题,需要一个全球性的解决方案。中国已表明愿意花费大量资金来改善环境,当可以用低成本及便于实现明确的减少,因此他们利用这个机会是合适的。



China Can Remove Mercury at Low Cost Thanks To U.S. Developments

In order to meet tough regulations in the U.S. technology, developers have made great strides in creating low cost routes to achieve mercury removal from power plant exhausts. The cost is especially low if the power plant already has a scrubber.  China is installing scrubbers on nearly all its power plants. As a result, China can remove mercury with just a few percent increases in its air pollution control investment and operating cost.

There have been some very significant recent breakthroughs which need to be communicated to the Chinese policy makers.  To this end, McIlvaine conducted a webinar last week in Mandarin Chinese with two FGD experts.   A presentation on removal technology was made by Bobby Chen of CBI Shaw. Questions and discussion was provided by Shiaw Tseng of Graymont.  This presentation in Mandarin is available as a recording in the McIlvaine Global Decisions Orchard and on YouTube.

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U.S. power plants emitted 100,000 lbs. of mercury per year prior to the regulations. By 2016, emissions will have been reduced by more than 80,000 lbs. per year. China operates four times as many coal-fired boilers as the U.S. and five times as many cement plants.  So the potential for Chinese reductions are much more significant than those in the U.S.  Mercury is a world traveler.  Gold mines in Brazil are emitting mercury which has been tracked to the arctic, so this is a global problem and needs a global solution.  China has demonstrated a willingness to spend a great deal to improve the environment. It is likely that they will take advantage of this opportunity when the low cost and ease of achieving the reduction are made clear.

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