, Volume 64, Issue 9, pp 479–481 | Cite as

Emissions of 22 elements from brown-coal combustion

  • H. Heinrichs


The emissions of 22 elements from a large ligniteburning power plant have been measured. The elements S, Na, Zn, Pb, Hg, Cd, and Bi, less well retained by electrostatic precipitation, have been used to prepare a rough estimate of potential emissions from the combustion of 1.1·108 metric tons of brown coal for power production in the Federal Republic of Germany. The amounts of Zn, Pb, Hg, Cd, and Bi emitted are far from negligible. The annual sulfur discharge of 1.6·106 t requires effective control.


Precipitation Sulfur Combustion Power Plant Federal Republic 
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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Heinrichs
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  1. 1.Geochemisches Institut der UniversitätGöttingen

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