Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2709–2724, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2709-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2709–2724, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2709-2018
Research article
26 Feb 2018
Research article | 26 Feb 2018

Modeling the impact of chlorine emissions from coal combustion and prescribed waste incineration on tropospheric ozone formation in China

Yiming Liu et al.

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We develop the Anthropogenic Chlorine Emission Inventory for China (ACEIC) for the first time, including the emissions of HCl and Cl2 from coal combustion and prescribed waste incineration. We incorporate the ACEIC into the CMAQ model and find that it potentially increases the 1 h O3 concentration by up to ~ 8 ppbv in China. This study highlights the need for the inclusion of anthropogenic chlorine emission in air quality modeling and demonstrates its importance in tropospheric O3 formation.
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