Articles | Volume 17, issue 17
Research article
06 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 06 Sep 2017

Updated atmospheric speciated mercury emissions from iron and steel production in China during 2000–2015

Qingru Wu, Wei Gao, Shuxiao Wang, and Jiming Hao


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AR by Shuxiao Wang on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jul 2017) by Aurélien Dommergue
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Jul 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (24 Jul 2017) by Aurélien Dommergue
AR by Shuxiao Wang on behalf of the Authors (25 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Jul 2017) by Aurélien Dommergue
Short summary
Iron and steel production (ISP) is one of the most significant atmospheric Hg emission sources in China. Atmospheric Hg emissions from ISP increased from 11.5 t in 2000 to 32.75 t in 2015 with a peak of 35.65 t in 2013. In the coming years, emissions from ISP are expected to decrease. Although sinter/pellet plants and blast furnaces were the largest two emission processes, emissions from roasting plants and coke ovens accounted for 22 %–34 % of ISP’s emissions.
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