News | October 31, 2011

Novinda Introduces A New Non-Carbon Solid Reagent For Mercury Emission Control

Amended Silicates is a non-flammable, concrete compatible product for mercury removal

DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Novinda Corp. announces the availability of a new generation of Amended Silicates™ - an innovative, non-carbon product that delivers superior performance in removing mercury from coal-fired power plant flue gas emissions. Developed and field tested over the past several years, this new reagent provides an effective and inexpensive method for power plants to achieve compliance with existing state, and proposed national mercury removal regulations.

In pursuit of a more economical, consistent, and robust performance across a variety of power plant configurations and operating conditions, Novinda pioneered the concept of a reagent for removing mercury with chemical reactions, rather than through absorption technologies. In sustained, full-scale power plant testing, Novinda's Amended Silicates met the mercury removal rates required by the EPA's proposed Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards and is now the first commercially available, non-carbon mercury control product that is 100 percent compatible with fly ash use in concrete products.

Amended Silicates uses a natural mineral compound as its base component and is therefore manufactured without excessive emissions and energy consumption. This unique chemical makeup not only enables the product to successfully remove mercury from coal plant emissions, but also affords the benefits of being both non-flammable and non-abrasive - properties that protect the physical plant investments.

Containing no carbon compounds, Amended Silicates also provides the benefit of protecting fly ash for use within concrete products, preserving the beneficial recycling of fly ash, and minimizing its disposal into landfills.

"Power plants are facing increasingly strict federal and state regulations related to mercury removal, and Novinda is committed to providing the power utility industry with new technologies that address these regulations with products that minimize the economic impact to the power utility and its customers," said Ed Williams, CEO of Novinda.

Amended Silicates is fully compatible with most sorbent injection systems and is now available in commercial quantities for plant trials and long-term contract purchase.

About Novinda
Novinda was formed in 2009 as a spin out of CH2M HILL to commercialize environmental technologies for the power utility industry. Seeking an economically attractive solution to remove mercury from coal-fired power plant emissions, the eight years of development and testing of the company's first product, Amended Silicates, was jointly funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and CH2M HILL. The Company's investors include CH2M HILL, New Venture Partners, and the Altira Group. For more information visit

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