Mercury Continuous Emissions Monitoring Improved

September 18 2013 Process Analytical


GE Patent Uses SilcoTek Coatings

GE recently patented an improved mercury ionic gas generator for continuous emissions monitoring systems US Patent 8,119,409 B2.  The generator features improved corrosion resistance and inertness by featuring SilcoNert® 2000 (noted as Siltek in the patent) and Silcolloy® 1000 (Silcosteel-CR) coatings.  The patent states:

"The coating prevents the chemical interaction of the aqueous ionic mercury solution, as described more fully below, from interacting with any of the internal sides of the reservoir. Particularly preferred inert silicon-based coatings are Silcosteel-CR® and Siltek®,"

The patent goes on to state: "The Silcosteel-CR® has additionally shown particularly heavy corrosion resistance."

Read the entire patent to lean how SilcoTek® coatings improve mercury sampling, inertness, and corrosion resistance. 

SilcoTek inert coatings prevent mercury adsorption and reaction with sample path surfaces; enabling ultra low level mercury detection to part-per-trillion levels.  The improved response means reliable, accurate results and efficient operations performance.

Learn more about how SilcoNert 2000 and Silcolloy 1000 improve mercury sampling.