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Mercury emissions from coal

The latest Mercury and multi-pollutant emissions from coal workshop (MEC12) was held in the fantastic Kruger Gate Hotel, Mpumalanga, South Africa from 28 February - 3 March 2017. The event combined a one-day workshop on Energy Efficiency and Emission Challenges for South African and neighbouring African regions (co-hosted by the US State Department) with the three-day 12th annual Mercury Emissions from Coal workshop, co-hosted by UNEP, DEAT and Eskom, which encompasses a more multi-pollutant ethos. Both meetings considered emissions of all micro-pollutants to air, not just mercury.

The Mercury Emissions from Coal (MEC) workshop is an annual IEA Clean Coal Centre event. Papers from previous workshops can be downloaded from the links below. 

11th IEA CCC Workshop on Mercury emissions from coal took place on 17-20 November 2015 in Chennai, India. Visit the workshop website 

10th Mercury Emissions from Coal Workshop, MEC10, took place on 22-25 April 2014 at the Sand Key Sheraton Hotel, Clearwater, Florida, USA. Read the blog.

 Documents available for download (June, 2014):

Summary of the discussion of the document which took place at the MEC meeting in Florida in April
-  Current (1st) draft of the BAT/BEP guidance document produced by the UNEP working group
-  Case study spreadsheet template.

Mercury Emissions from Coal Workshop, MEC9, May 2012

Mercury Emissions from Coal Workshop MEC8, May 2011

UNEP Coal Partnership and Mini-MEC Meeting Dec 2010

Mercury Emissions from Coal Workshop MEC7 April 2010

Mercury Emissions from Coal Workshop MEC6 April 2009

Mercury Emissions Coal Workshop MEC5  June 2008

Mercury Emissions from Coal Workshop MEC4  June 2007

Process Optimisation Guidance (POG) document.


Further information on the work of the IEA CCC on mercury is available from Dr Lesley Sloss at 

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