Nalco Mobotec, a company engaged in air protection technology, has signed a contract with Portland General Electric (PGE) for mercury emission control at PGE's Boardman Station in Boardman, Oregon.

The three-year agreement will allow PGE reduce mercury emissions in order to comply with the State of Oregon’s mercury emissions regulations, which take effect 1 July 2012.

PGE performed testing and balance of plant initiatives to assess the effectiveness of mercury reduction technologies and selected Nalco Mobotec’s patented MERCONTROL 7895 technology.

Used in conjunction with activated carbon, Nalco’s MERCONTROL system will help the utility achieve the required reduction in mercury emissions.

Although Oregon regulations mandate mercury control beginning in 2012, PGE will commence treating its emissions for mercury control in 2011.

Per the agreement, Nalco Mobotec will deliver its patented MERCONTROL 7895 chemistries to the Boardman Station beginning in June of 2011.