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Table 1.

Australian anthropogenic emission totals (top line) and speciation (bottom line, italics). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.2020.070.t1

InventoryYearHg0 (t yr–1)HgII (t yr–1)HgP (t yr–1)Total Hg (t yr–1)
Nelson et al. (2012)  2006 11.5 2.5 1.0 15.0 
  77% 17% 7%  
AMAP/UNEPa (2013) 2010 15.4 3.8 1.2 20.4 
  75% 19% 6%  
WHETb (2016) 2010 21.9 3.9 1.3 27.1 
  81% 14% 5%  
EDGARv4.tox2 S1c (2018) 2012 12.2 5.1 1.3 18.6 
  66% 27% 7%  
EDGARv4.tox2 S3d (2018) 2012 13.3 4.9 0.3 18.6 
  72% 26% 2%  
AMAP/UNEPe (2019) 2015 n/a n/a n/a 7.7 
InventoryYearHg0 (t yr–1)HgII (t yr–1)HgP (t yr–1)Total Hg (t yr–1)
Nelson et al. (2012)  2006 11.5 2.5 1.0 15.0 
  77% 17% 7%  
AMAP/UNEPa (2013) 2010 15.4 3.8 1.2 20.4 
  75% 19% 6%  
WHETb (2016) 2010 21.9 3.9 1.3 27.1 
  81% 14% 5%  
EDGARv4.tox2 S1c (2018) 2012 12.2 5.1 1.3 18.6 
  66% 27% 7%  
EDGARv4.tox2 S3d (2018) 2012 13.3 4.9 0.3 18.6 
  72% 26% 2%  
AMAP/UNEPe (2019) 2015 n/a n/a n/a 7.7 

aArctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme/United Nations Environment Programme inventory developed for the Global Mercury Assessment 2013 (AMAP/UNEP, 2013).

bWorld Hg Emission Trends (Zhang et al., 2016).

cEmission Database for Global Atmospheric Research version 4.tox2, Scenario 1 (Muntean et al., 2018). The contribution from agricultural waste burning (total Hg: 2.1 t yr–1) has been subtracted as it is not included in the other anthropogenic inventories.

dSame as note (c) above but for Scenario 3 (Muntean et al., 2018). Sectoral contributions are not provided for S3, so to subtract the contribution from agricultural waste burning, we have assumed the same speciation for this sector as provided in S1 (20% Hg0, 60% HgII, 20% HgP).

eArctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme/United Nations Environment Programme inventory developed for the Global Mercury Assessment 2018 (AMAP/UNEP, 2019). Speciated information for Australia is not available.

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