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Title: Surface properties of particles emitted from selected coal-fired heating plants and electric power stations in Poland : preliminary results
Authors: Pastuszka, Józef S.
Konieczyński, Jan
Talik, Ewa
Keywords: particulates emission; coal-fi red power and heating stations; surface chemical composition; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS); specifi c absorption
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Archives of Environmental Protection, 2014, no. 3, s. 13-27
Abstract: The surface properties of particles emitted from six selected coal-fi red power and heating plants in Poland have been studied in this work for the fi rst time. Samples were collected beyond the control systems. Surface composition of the size-distributed particles was obtained by photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The refl ection of the smallest, submicron particles was also measured to calculate their specifi c/mass absorption. The surface layer of the emitted particles was clearly dominated by oxygen, followed by silicon and carbon. The sum of the relative concentration of these elements was between 85.1% and 91.1% for coarse particles and 71.8–93.4% for fi ne/submicron particles. Aluminum was typically the fourth or fi fth, or at least the sixth most common element. The mass absorption of the submicron particles emitted from the studied plants ranged from 0.02 m2g-1 to 0.03 m2g-1. Only specifi c absorption obtained for the “Nowy Wirek” heating plant was signifi cantly higher than in other studied plants probably because the obsolete fi re grate is used in this heating plant. The obtained results suggest that the power/heating-plant-emitted fi ne particles contain less carbonaceous material/elemental carbon on their surfaces than those that are typical in urban air.
DOI: 10.2478/aep-2014-0031
ISSN: 2083-4772
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