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Evaluation Of SO2 Emissions From Large Scale Power Plants Using OMI SO2 Retrievals For Turkey

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD150592

Volume

168

Pages

12

Page Range

677 - 688

Published

2015

Size

1,027 kb

Author(s)

E. Firatli, B. Kaynak-Tezel

Abstract

In this study, the spatiotemporal variation of sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution over Turkey is observed via an Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI). The power plants having a working capacity higher than 48 MWe are selected as large scale power plants and their SO2 emissions are evaluated using OMI Planetary Boundary Layer SO2 columns. OMI SO2 columns are processed for 2005–2014. An SO2 emission inventory available from EMEP for the selected power plants is also obtained for comparison. The SO2 columns within a selected distance to the power plant locations are used to calculate the annual SO2 column averages and temporal change over the years is also investigated. The SO2 columns for EMEP grids are also calculated and compared with EMEP SO2 emissions. The results from this study indicate the commonalities and discrepancies in SO2 emissions and SO2 columns for selected power plants. The SO2 columns are also compared with available ground-based SO2 measurements around the selected power plants.

Keywords

OMI, remote sensing, SO2, EMEP, power plants