Mercury emissions from a Chlor-alkali plant in Sweden


Atmospheric mercury species/fractions were measured near a chlor-alkali plant in Sweden during August 28 to September 4, 2001. The concentration of total gaseous mercury in the plume from the plant was measured using TEKRAN and GARDIS instruments. Gaseous elemental mercury was measured using a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technique. From vertical LIDAR sweeps through the plume from the chlor-alkali plant mercury emission rates could be calculated. The concentrations of reactive gaseous mercury (RGM) in the plume and also inside the cell house were measured using annular KCl coated denuders. The RGM emission constitutes 0.5-1.0% of the total mercury emitted from the plant. The mercury concentration adsorbed on particles was measured as well as the mercury flux from soil. The data presented also include an intercomparison showing an excellent agreement between TEKRAN/GARDIS and LIDAR gaseous mercury measurements.

Medarbetare: John Munthe

Nyckelord: Atmospheric mercury, Chlor-alkali, Emission rates

Typ: Artikel

År: 2008

Rapportnummer: A1532

Författare: Ingvar Wängberg, Hans Edner, Romano Ferrara, Enrica Lanzillotta, John Munthe, Jonas Sommar, Sune Svanberg, Mikael Sjöholm, Petter Weibring

Publicerad i: Science of the Total Environment, 304, 29-41