Lehigh to invest in mercury reduction system at Tehachapi plant, USA

Lehigh to invest in mercury reduction system at Tehachapi plant, USA
Published: 28 November 2012


Lehigh Southwest Cement Company has announced plans to install a mercury reduction system at its plant in Tehachapi, California, USA.

The plant will begin the installation of a state-of-the-art activated carbon injection system in early 2013 with completion scheduled for later in the year.

The system has been installed at two other Lehigh plants in the United States including plant in Cupertino which was the first cement works in California to apply the technology. The plant has experienced a 90 per cent reduction in mercury emissions. The company expects a similar reduction at the Tehachapi plant once the system is in place.