Emission of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from municipal waste incinerators(MWIs) has caused much attention worldwide. In addition to polychlorinated debenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs), other toxic halogenated pollutants may form during incineration such as chlorobenzenes, chlorophenols, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and polychlorinated naphthalene (PCNs). Some of these halogenated pollutants have already been listed as POPs by the Stockholm Convention, however they are not promulgated by Taiwan government yet. Therefore, investigating the emission characteristics of halogenated pollutants in MWI and studying the formation mechanism of halogenated pollutants can provide the essential information for improving the regulation and building the database to reduce the health risks associated. Based on aforementioned reasons, this project aims to develop analytical methods for simultaneous measurements of halogenated pollutants in the first year. Besides, different mass spectrometers are used for the analysis to satisfy different kinds of matrix. In the second year, the analytical method developed will be used for investigating the distribution and concentration of halogenated pollutants in two large-scale MWIs equipped with different air pollution control devices. During the last year, we will build up a lab-scale system which can control the rising/decreasing rate of temperature for studying formation behavior of halogenated pollutants in MWI in detail.
|Effective start/end date
|1/08/20 → 31/07/21
UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):
- halogenated pollutants
- analytical method
- municipal waste incinerator
- pollutants distribution
- formation mechanism
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