News | July 13, 2007

Thermo Fisher Scientific Sells First Mercury Emissions Monitoring System In China

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Franklin, MA — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, has announced its first sale of a mercury emissions monitoring system in China. The sale of a Thermo Scientific Mercury Freedom System™ was made to Tsinghua University, a leading polytechnic institution in Beijing. The university will perform laboratory research and preliminary testing of mercury emissions monitoring in China using the Thermo Scientific system. The system is later slated for installation in one of China's coal-fired power plants. Recent statistics show that a new coal-fired power plant goes on line every ten days in China.

"Once again Thermo Fisher Scientific is taking a global leadership role in assisting commercial entities and major research institutions around the world that are committed to improving and protecting the environment," said Michael Nemergut, marketing director for Thermo Fisher Scientific's Air Quality Instruments business. "We are providing China the most advanced mercury emissions monitoring technology and expertise available through this sale to an institution that will be involved in advancing the understanding of mercury emissions in the world's fastest growing market for coal-fired power production. The sale is a first step forward for us in having a significant impact on mercury emissions monitoring in China and for the Chinese themselves in using technology that will eventually benefit the environment of that region and the world at large."

The sale of the Thermo Scientific Mercury Freedom System was completed through the direct commercial office of Thermo Fisher Scientific's Air Quality Instruments business located in Beijing. Thermo Fisher Scientific has a major presence throughout China with manufacturing sites and sales and service operations covering a wide range of laboratory and scientific instrumentation markets.

The Thermo Scientific Mercury System has a simplicity of design that results in maximum ease of use and maintenance, lower installation and operating costs, high reliability, and lower space requirements. The system's simplicity is evidenced by the seamless integration of four basic components: a probe incorporating an innovative dry converter and HgCl2 generator at the stack; a probe controller, mercury analyzer and elemental calibrator, all fitting into a standard EIA rack in the shelter.

SOURCE: Thermo Fisher Scientific