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Mercury  Waste Treatment

Technology / Service Summary

Nomura Kohsan treats any and all sorts of mercury wastes by roasting process in order to collect mercury.


In order to collect mercury


Roasting Process


Mercury waste is heated at a temperature of around 600℃ to 800℃ in order to evaporate the mercury. The evaporated mercury would then flow into the exhaust gas channel and would be collected in the scrubber and cooling tower.

Controlled Substance

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • ASEAN countries

    Indonesia,Cambodia,Singapore,Thailand,Philippines,Brunei Darussalam,Viet Nam,Malaysia,Myanmar,Lao PDR


We have been importing and roasting mercury waste such as sludge, catalyst etc from Thailand and Indonesia, in accordance with the Basel Convention.

Related SDGs Goals

  • 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Mercury  Waste Treatment