Articles | Volume 16, issue 23
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15119-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15119-2016
Research article
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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

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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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