Mercury Control for Taconite Stack Emissions

This page contains links to studies conducted by (or for) the DNR - Division of Lands and Minerals, Reclamation Section. These reports detail on-going efforts to control mercury concentrations in taconite stack emissions. Please also see reports on the Minerals Reclamation section's research on mercury methylation and sulfate cycling in NE Minnesota streams.

  • Benner, B. R. (2008). Bench scale tests to separate mercury from wet-scrubber solids from taconite plants. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources: 26 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Benson, S. A., J. Nasah, et al. (2012a). Evaluation of Scrubber Additives and Carbon Injection to Increase Mercury Capture. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, MN, : 67 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Benson, S. A., N. Lentz, et al. (2012b). Evaluation of a Low Corrosion Method to Increase Mercury Oxidation and Scrubber Capture. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, Minnesota: 66 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Berndt, M. (2003). Mercury and Mining in Minnesota - A Minerals Coordinating Committee Final Report. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, MN: 62 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Berndt, M. (2008). On the measurement of stack emissions at taconite processing plants - a progress report submitted to MPCA. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, MN: 23 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Berndt, M. (2011). A Brief Summary of Hg Control Test Results for Br Injection into Taconite Induration Furnaces. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, MN: 7 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Berndt. M. (2012) Minnesota Taconite Mercury Control Advisory Committee: Summary of Phase One Research Results (2010-2012), A final report submitted to the United State Enviromental Protection Agency, Grant No. GL00E00655-0, 25 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Berndt, M. and J. Engesser (2005a). Mercury Transport in Taconite Processing Facilities: (I) Release and Capture During Induration. An Iron Ore Cooperative Research Final Report. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources: 60 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Berndt, M. and J. Engesser (2005b). Mercury Transport in Taconite Processing Facilities: (II) Fate of Mercury Captured by Wet Scrubbers. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources: 32 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Berndt, M. and J. Engesser (2007). Mercury Transport in Taconite Processing Facilities: (III) Control Method Test Results - A report submitted to Iron Ore Cooperative Research. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources: 48 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Berndt, M., J. Engesser, et al. (2005). Mercury chemistry and Mossbauer spectroscopy of iron oxides during taconite processing on Minnesota's Iron Range. Air Quality V, Washington, D. C. , Energy and Environmental Research Center. 15 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Dunham, G. E. and S. J. Miller (2009). Demonstration of mercury capture in a fixed bed. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, MN: 50 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Galbreath, K. C. (2005). Mercury Vaporization Characteristics of Taconite Pellets. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources: 24 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Laudal, D. L. (2007). Methods testing for measurement of mercury speciation for high-reactive dust. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, MN: 14 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Laudal, D. L. (2012). Evaluation of a slipstream baghouse for the taconite industry. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, Minnesota: 101 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Laudal, D. L. and G. E. Dunham (2007). Mercury control technologies for the taconite industry. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, MN: 36 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Miller, J., M. Zerangue, et al. (2012). Mercury control for taconite plants using gas-phase brominated sorbents. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, MN: 55 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Pavlish, J. H. and Y. Zhuang (2008). Proof-of-concept testing of a novel mercury control technology for a Minnesota taconite plant. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources: 15 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Schlager, R., J. Amrhein, et al. (2012a). Developing Cost Effective Solutions to Reduce Mercury from Minnesota Taconite Plants - Hibbing Taconite Plant. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, MN: 151 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Schlager, R., J. Amrhein, et al. (2012b). Developing cost-effective solutions to reduce mercury emissions from Minnesota taconite plants- ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine Inc. Plant. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, MN: 151 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Schlager, R., J. Amrhein, et al. (2012c). Developing Cost-Effective Solutions to Reduce Mercury Emissions from Minnesota Taconite Plants - United Taconite Plant. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources: 151 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Zhuang, Y., D. J. Dunham, et al. (2009). Assessment of Potential Corrosion Induced by Bromine Species Used for Mercury Reduction in a Taconite Facility. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources. St. Paul, MN: 82 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  • Zhuang, Y., D. J. Dunham, et al. (2012). Continuation of Corrosion Potential of Bromide Injection under Taconite Operating Conditions. Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources: 33 p. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.