PRODUCT INFORMATION

MERSORB® LW mercury adsorbent is a pelleted, steam-activated, coal-based activated carbon which has been sulphur impregnated to remove mercury from water. The activated carbon substrate has a high surface area & open pore structure to optimize its mercury capacity & adsorption kinetics in liquid water applications. This adsorbent removes 3 forms of mercury from water: elemental, ionic, & organomercury compounds. MERSORB® LW mercury adsorbent is typically supplied in the form of either 1.5mm diameter or 1.0mm diameter pellets (extrudate) which are strong, uniform in size & do not require backwashing, significant advantages vs. granular carbons.

APPLICATIONS:

waste water, ground water, process water
MERSORB® LW mercury adsorbent is commercially proven for achieving extremely low mercury concentrations in water: Treated water to < 0.050 ppBw Hg is achieved from water w/ 5-10 ppBw Hg. See Envir. Prog., Vol. 22, No. 3 (OCT-2003), “Achieving Low Mercury Concentrations in Chloralkali Wastewaters,” by Tonini, et al. Our Application Engineers can custom-design the AntiMercure® Process for your requirements, using MERSORB® LW mercury adsorbent.

PROPERTIES, TYPICAL

    Surface Area, substrate, N2 BET method   

    1,000 m2/g   

    CCl4 Activity (ASTM D3467)   

    60 wt. %   

    Hardness (ASTM D3802)   

    97 to 99 %   

    Apparent (bulk) Density (ASTM D2854)   

    33 to 38 Lb/Ft3 (530 to 610 Kg/m3)   

    Moisture Content (ASTM D2867)   

    3 wt. % max., as packed   

    Elemental Sulphur Content   

    10 to 15 wt. %   

    pH (ASTM D3838) on initial wetting   

    3 to 5   




CAUTION:
Wet activated carbon removes oxygen from air. Thus, an asphyxiation hazard exists inside enclosed spaces containing activated carbon. Use appropriate safety precautions when entering vessels or other enclosed spaces containing activated carbon.
MERSORB® mercury adsorbent is a trademark of Nucon International, Inc. (NUCON®) for impregnated activated carbons used to remove mercury from gases and liquids. Information presented herein is believed to be accurate and reliable but does not provide any guarantee or warrantee by NUCON® or by Selective Adsorption Associates, Inc.
AntiMercure® is a Registered Trademark of Selective Adsorption Associates, Inc. for its Process for removing mercury from water. AntiMercure® is a Trademark of Selective Adsorption Associates, Inc. for its Systems for removing mercury from water. All Rights Reserved.




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