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The atmospheric chemistry of sulphur and nitrogen in power station plumes

Research output: Contribution to journalScientific review

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Journal publication date2001
JournalAtmospheric Environment
Journal number7
Volume35
Number of pages16
Pages1155-1170
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Emissions of sulphur and nitrogen compounds from power stations represent a significant fraction of the total emissions of these elements to the atmosphere. Understanding their subsequent chemical reactions in the atmosphere is of fundamental importance as without it, a quantitative assessment of their contribution to local and regional scale air pollution is not possible. Here the atmospheric chemistry of sulphur dioxide and the oxides of nitrogen, and their resultant likely behaviour in the plumes of power stations are reviewed. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.