A baseline assessment of local mercury deposition from coal-fired power plants in Central Texas.

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dc.contributor.advisor Lehr, Larry L.
dc.contributor.advisor Van Walsum, G. Peter (Gerard Peter), 1963-
dc.contributor.advisor White, Joseph Daniel. Furl, Chad Van.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Environmental Science. en 2006-05
dc.description.abstract Coal-fired power plants represent the largest source of anthropogenic mercury in the world. The Central Texas region as represented by the Heart of Texas Council of Governments contains two coal-fired power plants located in Freestone and Limestone Counties. A third plant, Sandy Creek, is currently being proposed for McLennan County. The primary objective of the study is to estimate the amount of mercury being deposited via wet deposition in 2003 from two existing power plants in Central Texas, Big Brown and Limestone, and predict deposition from a proposed plant, Sandy Creek. The Industrial Source Code Short-Term model was used to estimate wet deposition, and empirical data was collected to determine the mercury levels in environs near the plants. According to the research and statistical analyses, the Central Texas power plants studied appear to be having no impact on the water quality of area surface waters. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Mercury -- Environmental aspects --- Texas. en
dc.subject Coal-fired power plants -- Combustion -- Environmental aspects --- Texas. en
dc.subject Coal -- Combustion -- Environmental aspects --- Texas. en
dc.subject Air -- Pollution -- Texas. en
dc.title A baseline assessment of local mercury deposition from coal-fired power plants in Central Texas. en
dc.type Thesis en M.E.S. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Environmental Science. en

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