MEC 13 Programme

Presentations form MEC 13 are now available for download.

Day 1: Monday 21

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

08:30 Registration
09:30 Session 1
Welcome to Krakow
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00: Session 2
Coal as a source of emission
12:20 Q&A
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Session 3
Legislation and policy
15:15 Q&A
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Session 4
Plant and coal challenges and solutions
17:20 Q&A
18:30 Drinks reception around the exhibition area, sponsored by BSEF

Welcome to Krakow

09:30

Welcome to MEC and an introduction to the CCC
Lesley Sloss, IEA CCC – UK

09:50

10:10

Polish energy situation
Kazimierz Szynol, Tauron – Poland

Coal as a source of emission

11:00

A tour of recent developments in EU climate and energy policy: the implications for coal and lignite
Brian Ricketts, Eurocoal – Belgium

11:20

An update on the UN Environment Coal Partnership: current activities in Southeast Asia
Wojciech Jozewicz, Arcadis – USA

11:40

Research and inventory of mercury in Kazakhstan
Mikhail Kim, UNDP – Kazakhstan

12:00

Key provisions under Article 8 of the Minamata Convention and key decisions 
Peter Nelson

Legislation and policy

14:00

A summary of mercury legislation and compliance strategies 
Lesley Sloss, IEA CCC – UK

14.25

Effectiveness of US Mercury Control Strategies at Coal-Fired Power Plants and Applicability to European Plants
Sharon Sjostrom, Ada-AS – USA

14:50

Hybrid technology for the treatment of exhaust gas from mercury as call for the requiremets of the BAT/BREF conclusions in the Polish Power industry
Robert Zmuda, SBB – Poland

Plant and coal challenges and solutions

16:00

Different Conditions, Although the Same Construction Site Comparison of Two SNCR Applications at 380 MWel Lignite-Fired Boilers
Claas Gunther, ERC Technik GMBH – Germany

16:20

Novel Approach to Mercury Emission Control for wFGDs
John Meier, USA

16:40

Mercury and SO2 Control by Fixed Sorbent Systems: Results from Installations in Coal Fired Power Plants
Ole Petzold, Germany

17:00

Effective mercury control technology for low-rank European coals
John Pavlish, USA

Day 2: Tuesday 22

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3


08:30 Registration
09:00 Session 1
Measurement for compliance
10:20 Q&A
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Session 2
Plant optimisation
12:15 Q&A
14:00 Session 3
Multipollutant approaches and regional challenges
15:40 Coffee Break
16:00 Session 4
Sorbents
17:20 Q&A
18:30 Meet in Foyer for a short walk to the Conference Dinner, sponsored by Cabot, with wine sponsored by Tekran

Measurement for compliance

09:00

Measurement of mercury in the atmosphere
Milena Horvat, Josef Stefan Institute – Slovenia

09:20

Universal tool for mercury determination in combustion plants
Nikolai Mashyanov, Lumex – Russia

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09:40

A North American perspective: regulatory compliance mercury emission monitoring below 100 pptv and tools to evaluate the benefits of lower mercury emissions in ambient air
Eric Prestbo, Tekran – USA

10:00

Innovations and user experiences with mercury monitoring for mercury control 
Joseph Siperstein, Ohio Lumex – USA

Plant optimisation

11:00

Emission of mercury from PC boilers under various loads
Rafal Kobylecki, Czestochowa University of Technology – Poland

11:25

Heaters for power and environmental systems
Dougal Hogg, Howden – Spain

11:50

NOx capture for high ash coals
Maggie Wiatros – Motyka, IEA CCC – UK

Multipollutant approaches and regional challenges

14:00

Revolutionizing Removal of Mercury from Industrial Emissions
Zach Barnea, Mercuremoval

14:20

Activities of VGB PowerTech and its members for reducing mercury emissions in coal and lignite fired power plants
Andreas Wecker, VGB Power Tech – Germany

15:00

Evaluation of the effect of multiple air pollutants control in Chin’s coal combustion units and future reduction recommendations.
Qingry Wu, Tsinghua University – China

15:20

Experiences and challenges of MATS in the USA
Mick Zulpo, Apex – USA

Sorbents

16:00

Newly developed powder sorbents reduce the negative impacts of sulphur trioxide
Jamie Fessenden, Cabot Corp – USA

16:20

Elemental mercury removal from flue gas over TiO2 catalyst in an internal-illuminated honeycomb photoreactor
Yongchun Zhao, Hust – China

16:40

Adaptation of existing SNCR system to meet BREF limits of 150 mg and beyond
Hanif Suchwani, Fuel Tech – Italy

17:00

Implementation of PAC spray and coating to hybrid filter for Hg and PM removal
Jin-Ho Sung, Yonsei University – Korea

Day 3: Wednesday 23

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

08:30 Registration
09:00 Session 1
Simulations and new research
10:15 Q & A
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Session 2
UNEP Coal Partnership meeting
12:30 Close of meeting and lunch
14:00 Meet in reception for site visit to local CHP plant
18:00 Return to hotel from site visit (latest estimated time)

Simulations and new research

09:00

Lower order representations of evolving particle size distributions for factor simulation of gas-particle mass transfer within ESPs
Herek Clack, University of Michigan – USA

09:25

Determination of total mercury in coke oven gas
Jerzy Gorecki, AGH University – Poland

09:50

Technical upscaling of ClO2 based multipollutant emission control technology
Anette Heijnesson Hultén, Akzonobel – Sweden

UNEP Coal Partnership meeting

11:00

An Update on the UN Minamata Convention
Sheila Logan, UN Environment – Switzerland

11:20

An update on GEF projects
Peter Nelson, Macquarrie University – Australia

11:40

Open discussion of partnership activities and contribution to ICMGP 2019
Lesley Sloss/Peter Nelson/Wojciech Jozewicz, IEA CCC/Macquarrie/Arcadis – UK/Australia/USA

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