MS Thesis: Inventory of U.S. Sources of Mercury Emissions To the Atmosphere

By Yenaxika Bolate

Advisors: Profs. N.J. Themelis and A.C. Bourtsalas

Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering
Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science
Columbia University

May 2017

The purpose of this study was to compile an inventory of 2014 mercury emissions to the atmosphere from all U.S. anthropogenic sources. Sources of particular interest were mercury emissions associated with the management of post-recycling municipal solid waste (MSW), i.e. waste to energy (WTE) plants and sanitary landfills.

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