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Mercury speciation and emissions from coal combustion in Guiyang, Southwest China.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17517388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although China has been regarded as one of the largest anthropogenic mercury emission source with coal combustion, so far the actual measurements of Hg species and Hg emissions from the combustion and the capture of Hg in Chinese emission control devices were very limited. Aiming at Hg mercury species measurements in Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou province in Southwest China, we studied flue gases of medium-to-small-sized industrial steam coal-firing boiler (10-30 t/h) with no control devices, medium-to-small-sized industrial steam coal-firing boiler with WFGD and large-scale coal combustion with ESPs using Ontario Hytro method. We obtained mercury emission factors of the three representative coal combustion and estimated mercury emissions in Guiyang in 2003, as well as the whole province from 1986 to 2002. Coal combustion in Guiyang emitted 1898 kg mercury to the atmosphere, of which 36% Hg is released from power plants, 41% from industrial coal combustion, and 23% from domestic users, and 267 kg is Hg(p), 813 kg is Hg(2+) and 817 kg is Hg0. Mercury emission in Guizhou province increased sharply from 5.8 t in 1986 to 16.4 t in 2002. With the implementation of national economic strategy of China's Western Development, the annual mercury emission from coal combustion in the province is estimated to be about 32 t in 2015.
Shunlin Tang; Xinbin Feng; Jianrong Qiu; Guoxun Yin; Zaichan Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-05-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental research     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0013-9351     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Res.     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-11     Completed Date:  2007-11-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147621     Medline TA:  Environ Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Guiyang 550002, PR China.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis*,  chemistry
Carbon / analysis
Coal / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring
Industrial Waste / analysis
Mercury / analysis*,  chemistry
Particulate Matter / analysis
Power Plants*
Waste Disposal, Fluid
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Coal; 0/Industrial Waste; 0/Particulate Matter; 68131-74-8/fly ash; 7439-97-6/Mercury; 7440-44-0/Carbon

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