SOREME: An Eu Life+ project for reducing mercury emissions through the sorption on a carbon sorbent produced from used tyres (Life 11 ENV/IT/109)

Emilia Bramanti, Danilo Mascolo, Alessandro D'Ulivo, Massimo Onor, Simone Scardiglia, Giuseppe Magnani, Patrizia Buttol

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In this work we demonstrate the use of an innovative sorbent obtained from a pyrolytic process of wasted tyres as mercury sorbent (named SOREME) at laboratory, semi-industrial and at industrial level. The results showed that SOREME sorbent adsorbs in gas flows more mercury Hg0 (from 2.5 up to 4 times) than commercial sorbent and is able also to adsorb toxic volatile organic compounds (VOC) coming from the combustion. All the tests of mercury release form exhausted SOREME coming from lab, semi-industrial and industrial tests showed that mercury is more tightly bound to SOREME sorbent than to traditional activated carbon (AC).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 5
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia Environmental Science, Engineering and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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