The emerging market for mercury control, CCC/245

Author(s): LL Sloss

Ref: CCC/245
ISBN: 978-92-9029-567‒9
Published Date: 01/02/2015
No. of Tables: 15
No. of Figures: 26
No. of Pages: 74


China’s latest Five-Year Plan (12th Plan, 2011-15) includes emission limits for mercury which, for the moment, are not particularly challenging. However, there is clearly a recent and significant move in China towards the cleaning up of emissions from the coal sector.

In addition to mercury-specific policies and approaches, these regions have other policies and regulations which could have a significant effect on mercury emissions. Looking ahead, based on the consideration that regulations will be enacted for several pollutants simultaneously in these regions, the outlook for environmental equipment regulations with respect to trace element emissions is investigated. The report covers:
• legislative approaches in the different regions;
• suitable control technologies - co-benefit approaches, mercury specific  technologies and multi-pollutant strategies; and
• summaries of action in each of the target regions.

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