Faculty Advisor

Padak, Bihter

Faculty Advisor

Wilcox, Jennifer

Abstract

The speciation of trace elements such as mercury, arsenic, and selenium in coal combustion flue gas must be known for the development of efficient capture technology. An experimental set-up was designed to simulate the conditions of the combustion process and identify the specification of these trace elements. Proper safety features and controls were incorporated. Additionally, the potential energy surface for the decomposition reaction of HgO was modeled for the future determination of its activation energy and corresponding rate constant.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Program

Chemical Engineering

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