Simulation of Spatial Distributions of Atmospheric Heavy Metals in Xinzhuang and Assessment of Their Health Risks
Yanjiao Chen, Yaobin Meng, Hongbin Cao
Available Online November 2016.
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- heavy metals; spatial and temporal distribution; health risk; CALPUFF;MSWI
- The exhaust gas generated by waste incineration plant contains heavy metals. They will harm organ function and human health. The CALPUFF model was used to simulate the transport and diffusion of heavy metals of cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu) and nickel (Ni) in atmosphere emitted from exhaust gas of waste incineration plant in Xinzhuang Town in 2013. The spatial distribution characteristics of different heavy metals were analyzed in different seasons, and its potential health risks were evaluated. The results showed that: The concentrations of heavy metals in different seasons decreased in the following order: summer > spring > winter > autumn. The spatial distributions of heavy metals were similar. The concentrations of different heavy metals decreased in the following order: Cu > Cd > Cr > Ni. Atmospheric heavy metals from the waste incineration plant in Xinzhuang caused little risk to the human body.
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TY - CONF AU - Yanjiao Chen AU - Yaobin Meng AU - Hongbin Cao PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - Simulation of Spatial Distributions of Atmospheric Heavy Metals in Xinzhuang and Assessment of Their Health Risks BT - 7th Annual Meeting of Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention (RAC-2016) PB - Atlantis Press UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/rac-16.2016.75 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/rac-16.2016.75 ID - Chen2016/11 ER -