Articles | Volume 16, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13653–13668, 2016

Special issue: Global Mercury Observation System – Atmosphere...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13653–13668, 2016

Research article 03 Nov 2016

Research article | 03 Nov 2016

Mercury emissions of a coal-fired power plant in Germany

Andreas Weigelt et al.

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Hg ∕ SO2, Hg ∕ CO, and NOx ∕ SO2 emission ratios (ERs) in the plume of the coal-fired power plant (CFPP), Lippendorf, near Leipzig in Germany, were determined in August 2013. GOM fraction of mercury emissions was also assessed. Measured Hg ∕ SO2 and Hg ∕ CO ERs were consistent with the ratios calculated from annual emissions in 2013 reported by the CFPP operator. The NOx ∕ SO2 ER was somewhat lower. GOM fractions of ~ 40 % of CFPP mercury emissions in current emission inventories are overestimated.
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