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Household consumption of coal and related sulfur, arsenic, fluorine and mercury emissions in China
Zhao, Chao; Luo, Kunli
2018
Source PublicationENERGY POLICY
ISSN0301-4215
Volume112Pages:221-232
Corresponding AuthorLuo, Kunli(kunliluo@sohu.com)
AbstractCoal is vital to China's economic development. However, the burning of coal pollutes the air and can cause manifold health problems. This study focused on domestic coal consumption patterns and any concomitant trends in sulfur, arsenic, fluorine and mercury emissions in China during the 1991-2015 period. The most recently published domestic coal consumption statistics were collected, and data covering the emission levels and concentrations of sulfur, arsenic, fluorine and mercury released during the burning of domestic coal were obtained. We found that domestic coal consumption distribution patterns in China were spatially consistent with levels of atmospheric pollution. In 2015, the emissions of sulfur, arsenic, fluorine and mercury from domestic coal-burning amounted to 0.88 million tons, 213.28 t, 11,618.73 t and 15.89 t, respectively. These results showed a marked increase in rural emissions since 2002, and represented a total five times larger than urban emissions in 2015. Further, after 2008, there was a sharp increase in sulfur, arsenic, fluorine and mercury emissions from domestic coal-burning, in sharp contrast to the decrease in emissions from coal-fired power plants. These findings highlight the environmental impact of domestic coal consumption on rural communities, accelerating the need for more effective air pollution controls.
KeywordDomestic coal consumption Sulfur Arsenic Fluorine Mercury Emissions
DOI10.1016/j.enpol.2017.10.021
WOS KeywordFIRED POWER-PLANTS ; HAZARDOUS TRACE-ELEMENTS ; DIOXIDE EMISSIONS ; CARBON EMISSIONS ; PARTICULATE POLLUTION ; ATMOSPHERIC EMISSION ; AMBIENT AIR ; STEAM COAL ; EAST-ASIA ; COMBUSTION
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41172310] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41472322] ; National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program)[2014CB238906]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program)
WOS Research AreaBusiness & Economics ; Energy & Fuels ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEconomics ; Energy & Fuels ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000416615800023
PublisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/56757
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorLuo, Kunli
AffiliationChinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Zhao, Chao,Luo, Kunli. Household consumption of coal and related sulfur, arsenic, fluorine and mercury emissions in China[J]. ENERGY POLICY,2018,112:221-232.
APA Zhao, Chao,&Luo, Kunli.(2018).Household consumption of coal and related sulfur, arsenic, fluorine and mercury emissions in China.ENERGY POLICY,112,221-232.
MLA Zhao, Chao,et al."Household consumption of coal and related sulfur, arsenic, fluorine and mercury emissions in China".ENERGY POLICY 112(2018):221-232.
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