Articles | Volume 16, issue 23
Research article
07 Dec 2016
Research article |  | 07 Dec 2016

A high-resolution regional emission inventory of atmospheric mercury and its comparison with multi-scale inventories: a case study of Jiangsu, China

Hui Zhong, Yu Zhao, Marilena Muntean, Lei Zhang, and Jie Zhang

Data sets

Total and speciated Hg emissions of anthropogenic origin for Jiangsu China 2010 with a horizontal spatial resolution at 0.05° × 0.05° H. Zhong and Y. Zhao download

Short summary
A better understanding of the discrepancies in multi-scale emission inventories could provide indications for their limitations and further improvements. We develop a bottom-up inventory of Hg emissions for Jiangsu, China. Compared to the national and global inventories, the largest total Hg emissions and fraction of Hg2+ are estimated. The crucial parameters responsible for the differences include Hg contents in coals/materials, abatement rates of emission control devices, and activity levels.
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