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Mercury Control and Monitoring in the Asia Region
1-4 November 2005, Beijing, China (tentative)

US EPA is planning to hold a workshop on Mercury Control and Monitoring, tentatively scheduled on 1-4 November 2005, Beijing.

Mercury (Hg) is a major environmental issue in Asia which produces more than half of the global Hg emissions and consumes a
lot of seafood. The main focus of the workshop is on controlling Hg emissions from coal combustion, the largest source of Hg emissions in China. The workshop will also cover overviews on sources, transport, exposure, and health effects.

China accounts for over 50% of Hg emissions from Asia based on 1995 data shown in the UNEP global mercury assessment report. With growing economies and increasing energy demands in Asia, China in particular, mercury emissions from the power sector there could increase even more rapidly.

The degree of mercury emissions reductions, and the control technology choice, depends on the facility design, type of coal burned, and the existing control equipment. In addition, mercury specific and multi-pollutant control technologies are being developed and evaluated which can provide additional control options. US experiences on controlling Hg emissions from coal combustion will be presented at the workshop.


C.W. Lee, Ph.D.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E-305-01)
Office of Research and Development
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
109 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
E-mail: [email protected]
Voice: (919) 541-7663
Fax: (919) 541-0554

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