Vol. 12, issue 06, article # 12

pdf Gromov S. A., Ginzburg V. A. Macroscale estimate of an anthropogenic lead emission in the territory of Russia. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1999. V. 12. No. 06. P. 511-516.
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We have calculated the amount of lead emission from vehicles and power stations (thermal power stations (TPSs) and state regional power stations (SRPSs)) operating on coal in the territory of Russia in 1990. The emissions from vehicles were estimated based on the amount of consumed gasoline doped with lead (68–80% of the total consumed gasoline). Lead emissions from power stations were calculated based on the performance characteristics of the equipment of the stations using the lead emission coefficients for the combustion of fuel of various types. The theory of mass balance was used to calculate these emission coefficients. The obtained results, though uncertain to some extent, can be used to estimate the pollution loading in large territories.