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  • Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (MEEC) Offers Superior Solution For Meeting Upcoming Mercury Emission Regulations 0 comments
    Oct 31, 2013 2:28 PM | about stocks: MEEC

    Although emissions from fossil fired facilities have come under increasing pressure to reduce various types of emissions over the years, most recently with respect to greenhouse gases, one of the biggest changes in emission policies is about to hit. It's the EPA's ruling to reduce mercury emissions, and it will be the first federal limitation of mercury emissions when it goes into effect in 2015.

    The cost of these first ever federal regulations on mercury are expected to involve as much as $10 billion in upgrades for the industry, involving companies all across the country that will soon have to identify and implement the most efficient and cost effective mercury emissions control solutions available. In addition, the regulations are part of a larger global agreement on mercury emissions signed by nations from around the world.

    Mercury is found in many rocks, but most importantly it is found in coal. This is critical, since coal is the world's most common power plant fuel, generating over 40% of all electricity. Coal-burning power plants are the biggest source of mercury emissions to the air in the U.S., responsible for over half of human-caused mercury emissions.

    Mercury in the air eventually settles into water or onto land where it can be washed into water. Microorganisms can then change it into highly toxic methylmercury, which builds up in fish, shellfish, and any animals that eat them, including humans. Exposure to mercury can affect the human nervous system and harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and the immune system.

    Although there are standard technologies for reducing mercury emissions from power plants, Midwest Energy Emissions has a unique and patented system of mercury capture that is both highly efficient and cost effective, setting it apart from traditional approaches. In addition, its design minimizes disruption to ongoing operations, an especially important consideration for power plants under the gun to make required changes as quickly and easily as possible.

    For more information on Midwest Energy Emissions, visit MidwestEmissions.com

    QualityStocks provides investor relations services to publicly traded companies in exchange for compensation. This article may be part of our efforts to widen a client's exposure. To read our full disclaimer, visit http://disclaimer.qualitystocks.net

    Stocks: MEEC
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