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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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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