Mercury Separation

During mercury separation the dissolved mercury is bound by a selective ion exchange resin. The process for separating mercury can be widely deployed in many industries. This technology can reduce the mercury in waste water well below maximum allowable regulatory levels.

The BSH Mercury – Ion – Process can detract approx. 98% of the total mercury input in a waste to energy plant and reduce the load sent to a landfill.

The process is based on two phases : prefiltration of the scrubber water, followed by mercury separation in selective ion exchanger columns. Prefiltrating the water significantly improves the mercury separation efficiency of the ion exchanger. By doing this, a high charge density of the selective ion exchange resin can be achieved.