Environmental Challenges of the Polish Energy Sector
Louis Jestin1,2, Artur Wyrwa2, Anna Stężały2, Janusz Zyśk2,3, Marcin Pluta2,4, Beata Śliż5
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1EDF Polska, Nowy Świat 19, 00-029 Warszawa, Poland
2Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH UST, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
3Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Environnement Atmosphérique, 77455 Paris, France
4Centre for Applied Energy System Analysis and Research, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
5European Institute for Energy Research, D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2010;19(2):331–335
Our paper presents the results of the integrated assessment modelling of environmental and human health impacts of emissions in Poland. The analysis was performed based on the so-called National Scenario. The estimated emission levels of SO2, NOx, and PMs for 2020 were used as the input data to model ambient concentrations and depositions of these pollutants. Exceedances of critical loads of acidity caused by nitrogen and sulphur depositions were calculated. External costs associated with human health impacts of air pollution were estimated. Additionally, ambient concentration of gaseous and particulate Hg were modelled based on 2005 EMEP emissions data. The main part of the analysis was carried out using the Eulerian Chemistry Transport Model POLAIR3D.