Modelling Chinese Mercury Emissions, 1984-2004

K.H. Tiedemann (Canada)


Mercury emissions, coal combustion, air pollution.


Analysis of Chinese coal combustion and related mercury emissions has been substantially strengthened by the recent publication of comprehensive data sets on sector coal consumption and mercury emissions. This paper provides: (1) a description of recent tends in coal consumption related mercury emissions and (2) models of sector emissions of mercury from coal combustion in China. This study has two major findings. First, coal combustion related mercury emissions rose from 112 tonnes per year in 1984 to 282 tonnes per year in 2004. Second, a one million tonne increase in coal consumed in the power sector, the industrial sector or the other users sector increases mercury emitted by 0.11 tonnes.

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