A Global Kinetic Mechanism for the Prediction of Hg Oxidation by a Chlorine Species

Hans Agarwal, Carlos E. Romero, Fernando Hernandez Rosales, Crisanto Mendoza-Covarrubias


This paper presents a global kinetic model developed from laboratory test results. The model consists of five global reactions - two reversible and three irreversible. The reaction constants for the Arrhenius expression formulation were determined from a set of 35 experiments involving a variety of flue gas compositions that include bulk gases (N2, CO2 and O2.) and trace gases (NO, SO2, Hg, Cl2); at a range of temperatures (from 540 °C to 166 °C) and a variety of residence times (between 2.7 and 3.3 seconds). The values obtained for the reaction constants were further used to predict experimental data from eleven published mercury data sources. The predicted values corresponded very well compared to the observed published data.

Key words:  Kinetics model; Mercury emission; Homogeneous mercury oxidation


Kinetics model; Mercury emission; Homogeneous mercury oxidation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.est.1923847920120401.332


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