Mercury Emissions Into the Atmosphere From A Chlor-alkali Complex Measured With the Lidar Technique

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Data are reported on atmospheric mercury flux measured by a lidar system at a chlor-alkali plant located in central Italy. Two mercury sources were identified over the electrolytic cell rooms. A flux value of 36 g h-1 was determined during the daytime while at night the value increase to 56 g h-1. The mercury emitted into the atmosphere was found to be 4 g per 1000 kg of chlorine produced. Atmospheric mercury concentrations were supplemented with some determinations made with the point monitor technique.

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1253-1258
JournalAtmospheric Environment Part A-general Topics
Volume26
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes