Distribution of atmospheric mercury species in Northern Europe: final results from the MOE project


The mercury species over Europe (MOE) project was aimed at identfying sources, occurrence and atmospheric behaviour of atmospheric Hg species. Within MOE, emission measurements ambient air measurements, process and regional-scale modelling and laboratory measurementss were conducted. In this work, a summary of some of the main results are given. From the emission measurements, information on stack gas concentrations and emission factor for five coal fired power plants and three waste incinerations are presented. results from field measurements of mercury species in ambient air at five locations in Northern Europe are presented. Examples from regional-scale atmopspheric modelling are also given. The results emphasis the importance of information on Hg species for instance in emission inventories and measurements data from background sites. Furthermore, the importance of considering the role of the global cycling of mercury in future control strategies is emphasised

Medarbetare: John Munthe

Nyckelord: mercury, methylmercury, atmosphere, emissions, Modelling, mercury species

Typ: Artikel

År: 2003

Rapportnummer: A1340

Författare: John Munthe, Ingvar Wängberg, Åke Iverfeldt, Oliver Lindqvist, Dan Strömberg, Jonas Sommar, Katarina Gårdfeldt, Gerhard Petersen, Ralf Ebinghaus, Eric Prestbo, Kari Larjava, Volker Siemens

Publicerad i: Elsevier Science Ltd, Atmospheric Environment 37 Supplement No. 1 (2003)S9-S20