Benefits of additional mercury emission abatement of global coal power plants

Christopher Oberschelp

ETH Zurich

Christopher Oberschelp holds Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics. Currently, he is doing his PhD at ETH Zurich University in Switzerland. His previous work focused on renewable forms of energy, their implementation and market barriers, while his current research expanded to cover air pollution, flue gas treatment for energy and other industries, mitigation options and associated rebound effects.


Motivation Mercury (Hg) and many of its compounds are highly potent neurotoxins, especially to human fetuses and young children. Global anthropogenic mercury emissions exceed natural emissions by far and mostly come from... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Christopher Oberschelp (ETH Zurich)
  2. Stephan Pfister (ETH Zurich)
  3. Stefanie Hellweg (ETH Zurich)

Topic Areas

• Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Sustainable energy systems


ThS-6 » Lightning Session 2: Science for Sustainable and Resilient Communities (08:30 - Thursday, 29th June, Room I)

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