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Estimation of Mercury Emission from Major Sources in Annex D of Minamata Convention and Future Trend
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Estimation of Mercury Emission from Major Sources in Annex D of Minamata Convention and Future Trend
Sung, Jin-Ho; Oh, Joo-Sung; Back, Seung-Ki; Jeong, Bup-Mook; Jang, Ha-Na; Seo, Yong-Chil; Kim, Seong-Heon;
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 Abstract
This study discusses the present status of mercury emission and distribution from major anthropogenic sources in Korea and the future trend of mercury emission by activity changes and application of BATs. Atmospheric mercury emission from major anthropogenic sources based on Annex D of Minamata convention was estimated to around 4.89 tonne in 2012. Emission ratios of cement clinker production, coal-fired power plant, waste incineration and non-ferrous metal smelting were 68.68%, 24.75%, 6.29% and 0.28%, respectively. High mercury emission regions were characterized by the presence of cement clinker production facilities and coal-fired power plants. Prediction of future activities was carried out by linear regression of the previous year data. The (total) mercury emission was estimated to decrease up to 48% Under the scenario of BATs to be applied and the change of future activities. Emissions from coal-fired powerplants and cement clinkers were expected to decrease significantly.
 Keywords
Mercury;Anthropogenic source;Emission;BAT;Scenario;
 Language
Korean
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