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title Impact of forest biomass residues to the energy supply chain on regional air quality
authors Rafael, S; Tarelho, L; Monteiro, A; Sa, E; Miranda, AI; Borrego, C; Lopes, M
author full name Rafael, S.; Tarelho, L.; Monteiro, A.; Sa, E.; Miranda, A. I.; Borrego, C.; Lopes, M.
title Impact of forest biomass residues to the energy supply chain on regional air quality
nationality internacional
language English
document type Article
author keywords Atmospheric emission; Bioenergy; Air quality modelling
abstract The increase of the share of renewable energy in Portugal can be met from different sources, of which forest biomass residues (FBR) can play a main role. Taking into account the demand for information about the strategy of FBR to energy, and its implications on the Portuguese climate policy, the impact of energy conversion of FBR on air quality is evaluated. Three emission scenarios were defined and a numerical air quality model was selected to perform this evaluation. The results reveal that the biomass thermal plants contribute to an increment of the pollutant concentrations in the atmosphere, however restricted to the surrounding areas of the thermal plants, and most significant for NO2 and O-3. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
author address [Rafael, S.] Univ Aveiro, CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; Univ Aveiro, Dept Environm & Planning, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal
reprint address Rafael, S (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.
e-mail address sandra.rafael@ua.pt
researcherid number Rafael, Sandra/K-1890-2014; Lopes, Myriam/D-9887-2011; Tarelho, Luis/A-8278-2013
orcid number Rafael, Sandra/0000-0002-6559-4802; Lopes, Myriam/0000-0002-7624-1279; Tarelho, Luis/0000-0003-0385-5621
funding agency and grant number BIOGAIR project - COMPETE [PTDC/AAC-AMB/103866/2008, FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-008587]; Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) [PEst-C/MAR/LA0017/2013]; Portuguese 'Ministerio da Ciencia, da Tecnologia e do Ensino Superior' [BI/UI88/6288/2012, SFRH/BPD/63796/2009]
funding text The authors acknowledge the financial support of BIOGAIR project (PTDC/AAC-AMB/103866/2008; FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-008587), supported in the scope of the European Funds through COMPETE and by National Funds through the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) within project PEst-C/MAR/LA0017/2013. An acknowledgment to the Portuguese 'Ministerio da Ciencia, da Tecnologia e do Ensino Superior' for the Master grant of Sandra Rafael (BI/UI88/6288/2012) and the post-doc grant of Alexandra Monteiro (SFRH/BPD/63796/2009).
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cited reference count 41
publisher city AMSTERDAM
publisher address PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
issn 0048-9697
29-character source abbreviation SCI TOTAL ENVIRON
iso source abbreviation Sci. Total Environ.
publication date FEB 1
year published 2015
volume 505
beginning page 640
ending page 648
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.049
page count 9
web of science category Environmental Sciences
subject category Environmental Sciences & Ecology
document delivery number AY6CJ
unique article identifier WOS:000347654900065
link http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.049