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Trace Element Emission, Control, and Resources

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 516

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State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: Hg emission and control; trace elements emission and control; CO2 utilization and CO2 mineral sequestration; photocatalytic for pollutant removal
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Instituto Nacional del Carbón (INCAR-CSIC), Francisco Pintado Fe, 26, 33011 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Interests: Hg emission and control; trace elements emission and control; flue gas cleaning; pollutant removal; water decontamination
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Trace elements (TEs), such as mercury, arsenic, selenium, unranium, etc., in solid fuels (coal, biomass, solid waste, etc.) result in substantial pollutant emissions and cause serious damage to the ecological environment and human health. The emission and control of TEs during solid fuel utilization are of significant concern. Some TEs, such as Ge, Ga, U, rare earth elements, and noble metals, are valuable resources in solid fuels and their utilization products.

We are pleased to invite you to submit an article to this Special Issue entitled Trace Element Emission, Control, and Resources. It will present the global vision of researchers from universities, research centers, and industry worldwide working on trace elements and share the latest results regarding their emission, control, and resources, as well as their application in basic and industrial processes.

This Special Issue aims to look at recent progress that has been made on the emission characterization and control strategies of TEs during solid fuel utilization. The Special Issue will help different readers to understand the latest global developments in the area of TEs' emission, control, and resources during solid fuel utilization and also promote and development of TE control and resource technology to meet environmental challenges and to create sustainable economies.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • TEs in solid fuels and utilization products;
  • TEs partition during solid fuels combustion/gasification/incineration;
  • TEs emission during solid fuels combustion/gasification/incineration;
  • Retention of TEs during solid fuels combustion/gasification/incineration;
  • Recycling and resource of TEs

We are look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Yongchun Zhao
Dr. María Mercedes Díaz Somoano
Guest Editors

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  • mercury
  • arsenic
  • selenium
  • lead
  • uranium
  • trace element
  • emission
  • control
  • partition
  • resource
  • combustion
  • gasification
  • ash
  • waste water
  • solid fuels

Published Papers

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