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Emissions of radioactive gases and ozone precursors from coal use

Troposperic (i.e. low-level) ozone is well known to contribute to atmospheric smogs and a wide range of health issues. While the formation mechanisms for ozone are well understood, until now the role of coal combustion as a factor in low-level ozone has not been studied in any detail. This project investigated the contribution of coal-derived precursors to the formation of tropospheric ozone by studying the underlying chemical mechanisms. The ozone creation potentials for coal use were compared against other emission sources so that the coal's contribution can be put into context, alongside other fossil fuel combustion systems (e.g. motor vehicles).

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