Mercury speciation in coal-fired power plant plumes observed at three surface sites in the southeastern U.S.

Abstract

Elemental Hg (Hg0), reactive gaseous Hg (RGM) and fine particulate Hg (Hgp) were measured intermittently at three sites in the southeastern U.S. from June 2001 through November 2004. Simultaneous measurements of SO2 and NOy were used to identify plumes from coal fired power plants (CFPPs). Emission signatures and back trajectories were used to identity… (More)