Modelling of atmospheric dispersion of mercury for energy scenarios of the EnerGEO project

Zysk J, Wyrwa A, Pluta M, Roustan Y, Rafaj P, Kuenen J, & Drebszok K (2013). Modelling of atmospheric dispersion of mercury for energy scenarios of the EnerGEO project. In: Mercury in the Environment: Identification of Hazards to Human Health. Eds. Falkowska, L, Gdansk: University of Gdansk. ISBN 978-83-7865-090-4

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of the work on modelling of the dispersion of mercury in the atmosphere, carried out within the project "Earth Observation for Monitoring and Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Energy Use" (EnerGEO). The model of atmospheric dispersion of mercury presented at the second conference "Mercury in the environment - Identification of risks for human health" [in Polish] has been developed in two main directions: (i) additional reactions in the aqueous and gaseous phases (including mercury reactions with bromine, reduction of elemental mercury in the aqueous phase) were included (ii) new input data were generated (e.g. atmospheric concentration of chlorine compounds, emission data). In order to run the simulation with high spatial resolution, the supercomputer Zeus from ACK CYFRONET was used. The modelling of the dispersion of mercury in the atmosphere was based on the emission data provided by GAINS model for selected energy scenarios. Data on mercury emissions in 2005 and 2030 from the sectors for each country were subsequently disaggregated by TNO to the spatial resolution of 7x7 km. The performed simulations provided information on changes in concentrations and depositions of various forms of mercury over Poland and Europe. Additionally, the contribution of mercury from natural, global and national sources in mercury deposition over the territory of Poland was presented.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mercury; Energy scenarios; Atmospheric dispersion; Modelling
Research Programs: Mitigation of Air Pollution (MAG)
Air Quality & Greenhouse Gases (AIR)
Bibliographic Reference: In: L Falkowska (Ed.); Mercury in the Environment: Identification of Hazards to Human Health; University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland pp.47-56 (2013)
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 10:18
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10584

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