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Guidance, Training Material, Toolkits
Guidance, Training Material, Toolkits

Process Optimization Guidance (POG) for Reducing Mercury Emissions from Coal Combustion in Power plants Process Optimization Guidance (POG) for Reducing Mercury Emissions from Coal Combustion in Power plants, 2010 - English version  -   Russian version  -   (Chinese Version)

The POG is a tool to help determine the approaches to control mercury emissions in coal-fired power plants, in many cases a co-benefit of reducing emissions of other pollutants. The POG allows for a preliminary selection of a mercury control strategy for a given power plant. In general, the POG is also applicable to coal-fired large industrial boilers.  


Mercury Awareness Raising PackageMercury Awareness Raising Package, 2009

This document was developed to raise awareness of the effects of mercury on human health, wildlife and the environment and on relevant strategies to manage and control mercury and was designed for the use of government officials, community leaders, and/or workers to provide information and raise awareness on mercury. It is organized into 5 modules.


Mercury Inventory Toolkit
Mercury Inventory Toolkit

This publication is aimed to assist countries in developing inventories of mercury releases, to evaluate the risks from various sources. It provides a methodology, illustrative examples and extensive information on mercury release sources.


Guidance for identifying Population at riskGuidance for Identifying Populations at Risk from Mercury Exposure, 2008

This publication is intended to assist countries in identifying specific populations or subpopulations that may be at risk. It aims to provide guidance on estimating exposures to mercury through biomonitoring as well as exposures to methylmercury using data on dietary fish intake.


UNEP Guide for Reducing Major Uses and Releases of MercuryUNEP Guide for Reducing Major Uses and Releases of Mercury, 2006

This document is intended to assist countries to identify sources of mercury exposure and to assess main methods of reducing mercury exposures and risks to their people. The information reflects approaches that have been considered and/or implemented in some countries/industries/products to reduce or eliminate mercury releases.


Awareness Raising Workshops ProceedingsRegional Awareness-Raising Workshops on Mercury Pollution Proceedings, 2004