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Safe mercury disposal? Not a problem, with econ’s mobile mercury conversion unit

Safe mercury disposal? Not a problem, with econ’s mobile mercury conversion unit

For the second time in the last 9 months, econ industries have successfully completed a mercury stabilization project for safe mercury disposal. Already in mid-2018, econ successfully neutralized excess mercury at a chlor-alkali electrolysis site in Eastern Europe. The neutralized material was subsequently disposed of in an ordered and professional manner, in-keeping with all recognised protocols. The second campaign also led the econ team to a chlor-alkali electrolysis site, this time in England.

You can read more about how the process works in our news from 13 June 2018 or in our info sheet “On-site mercury conversion”.

Following the conversion of the elemental mercury to mercury sulphide on-site, through the direct, professional packaging and subsequent transport for final storage at an underground storage facility, our customer could check and control the whereabouts of the mercury during the treatment, shipment and storage process. Hence any concerns regarding potential illegal mercury export could be safely mitigated against. This represents an important argument for the compliance departments of both customers, where transparency, and a secure liability management is of the utmost importance. This is also a strong argument for the treatment and stabilisation of mercury on-site under controlled conditions.

In this way, econ has removed more than 500 tons of toxic mercury from the economic cycle and disposed of it safely in a very short time. Herewith once again a big thank you to the econ team on-site, and also our customers, for this great performance.

2019 offers further exciting and challenging projects for econ, amongst which:

  • Construction of a VacuDry® plant for treatment of mercury contaminated soil for an Indian client.
  • Construction of a PyroPlas plant to destroy PCBs for another Indian client.
  • Further mercury stabilisation projects throughout Europe

In addition, the fair season has started again for econ. We will be present with our own or joint stands at the following international trade fairs:

  • AOG Perth: Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference, 13-15 March 2019
  • IE Expo Shanghai: German Pavilion, Booth E3-B25, 15-17 April, 2019
  • Berlin Conference: Mineral By-products and Waste, 13-14 May 2019
  • OGA Kuala Lumpur: Oil & Gas Asia, Booth 9307, 18-20 June, 2019
  • ICMGP Krakow: International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, 8-12 September 2019
  • RWM Birmingham: Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition, 12-13 September 2019
  • ADIPEC Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 11-14 November 2019

To find out more about econ‘s technologies, safe mercury disposal, how they can help you recover resources from hazardous waste, and how only a minimum of pollutants need to be removed, visit our booths. You are also welcome to contact us directly at

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