Mercury is one of the most hazardous air pollutants. Due to high vapour pressure of mercury under ambient conditions, exposed mercury may lead to significant mercury air vapour concentration in working atmosphere. The disadvantages associated with the available treatment technologies as well as strict environmental regulations have led to search for environmentally friendly, low-cost and efficient processes for the removal of mercury from liquid as well as air. In recent years, considerable attention has been given to remove mercury through adsorption process using different adsorbents. Adsorption experiments can be performed in packed and fluidized beds both. This work focuses on packed and fluidized bed operations for elemental mercury adsorption for various mercury adsorbents. Both the systems have their own advantages. Generally, fluidization is an engineering principle in which a particulate matter in a solid-like condition is brought into a fluid-like condition. Various benefits of fluidization have been reported in literature.Fluidized bed provides better gas–solid contact, improved heat and mass transfer, uniform temperature distribution, low pressure drop, etc. The minimum fluidization velocity is an important parameter for the process design, regulation, and operation of the fluidized bed system. Also, it can be easily measured and controlled during experiments. This work provides an insight to design complete experimental setup for both packed and fluidized beds. It also explains the operational difficulties associated with both type of beds for various self synthesized sorbets . Effect of varying various process parameters shall also be explained. Particle distribution in packed bed and fluidized bed is pictorially represented in figure1. Actual packed bed setup for testing various sorbents has been shown in figure2.