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Mercury emissions of a coal fired power plant in Germany

Weigelt, Andreas and Slemr, Franz and Ebinghaus, Ralf and Pirrone, Nicola and Bieser, Johannes and Bödewadt, Jan and Esposito, Giulio and van Velthoven, Peter F. J. (2016) Mercury emissions of a coal fired power plant in Germany. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP), 16, pp. 13653-13668. Copernicus Publications. DOI: 10.5194/acp-16-13653-2016 ISSN 1680-7316

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Abstract

Hg ∕ SO2, Hg ∕ CO, NOx ∕ SO2 (NOx being the sum of NO and NO2) emission ratios (ERs) in the plume of the coal-fired power plant (CFPP), Lippendorf, near Leipzig, Germany, were determined within the European Tropospheric Mercury Experiment (ETMEP) aircraft campaign in August 2013. The gaseous oxidized mercury (GOM) fraction of mercury emissions was also assessed. Measured Hg ∕ SO2 and Hg ∕ CO ERs were within the measurement uncertainties consistent with the ratios calculated from annual emissions in 2013 reported by the CFPP operator, while the NOx ∕ SO2 ER was somewhat lower. The GOM fraction of total mercury emissions, estimated using three independent methods, was below ∼ 25 %. This result is consistent with other findings and suggests that GOM fractions of ∼ 40 % of CFPP mercury emissions in current emission inventories are overestimated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/105746/
Document Type:Article
Title:Mercury emissions of a coal fired power plant in Germany
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Weigelt, AndreasInstitute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Slemr, FranzMPI für Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIED
Ebinghaus, RalfHelmholtz-Zentrum GeesthachtUNSPECIFIED
Pirrone, NicolaNational Research Council (CNR), Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, Rende, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Bieser, JohannesDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Bödewadt, JanInstitute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Esposito, GiulioNational Research Council (CNR), Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, Rende, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
van Velthoven, Peter F. J.Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Chemistry and Climate Division, De Bilt, NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Date:3 November 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:16
DOI :10.5194/acp-16-13653-2016
Page Range:pp. 13653-13668
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
ISSN:1680-7316
Status:Published
Keywords:Mercury, Energy production, Coal
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Earth System Modelling
Deposited By: Righi, Dr. Mattia
Deposited On:19 Aug 2016 15:01
Last Modified:02 May 2019 13:59

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