Airborne emissions of mercury from municipal solid waste. I: new measurements from six operating landfills in Florida.

@article{Lindberg2005AirborneEO,
  title={Airborne emissions of mercury from municipal solid waste. I: new measurements from six operating landfills in Florida.},
  author={Steve E Lindberg and George R Southworth and Mary Anna Bogle and Terence J Biasing and Jim Owens and Kelly H. Roy and Hong Zhang and Todd Kuiken and J. Price and Debra Reinhart and Hala Sfeir},
  journal={Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={859-69}
}
Mercury-bearing material enters municipal landfills from a wide array of sources, including fluorescent lights, batteries, electrical switches, thermometers, and general waste; however, the fate of mercury (Hg) in landfills has not been widely studied. Using automated flux chambers and downwind atmospheric sampling, we quantified the primary pathways of Hg vapor releases to the atmosphere at six municipal landfill operations in Florida. These pathways included landfill gas (LFG) releases from… CONTINUE READING