Chemie Ingenieur Technik, Vol.93, No.3, 390-411, 2021
Emission of Mercury and Particulate Matter from Crematory: A Review
Crematories which are mainly located in urban areas, usually reliably meet the relevant emission limit values according to 27. BImSchV. For mercury and fine dust, no limit is defined although they are classified as harmful to health. The state of knowledge from publications and our own studies on the release of mercury in the cremation process and the situation of fine dust emissions is analyzed. Subsequently, options for the further emission reduction of these two substances are derived from the mechanisms taking place in various exhaust gas purification techniques.