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Research on sulfur oxides and nitric oxides released from coal-fired flue gas and vehicle exhaust: a bibliometric analysis

Wang, Han, Fu, Zhenghui, Lu, Wentao, Zhao, Yi, Hao, Runlong
Environmental science and pollution research international 2019 v.26 no.17 pp. 17821-17833
absorption, adsorption, bibliometric analysis, biodiesel, carbon dioxide, coal, electricity, flue gas, health hazards, human health, ionic liquids, mercury, nitric oxide, oxidation, particulates, pollutants, sulfur dioxide, sulfur oxides, China
A bibliometric method was used to evaluate the global scientific publications about sulfur oxides and nitric oxides released by coal-fired flue gas and vehicle exhaust from 1995 to 2018 and to provide insights into the characteristics of the articles and tendencies that may exist in the publications. Performance of publications, research tendency, and hotspots were analyzed. The article number had an explosive growth in 2004 and, then, began to grow steadily. China had an absolutely advantage in publication quantities; however, America had a leading position considering publication cited times. The simultaneous removal of mercury, particulate matter, and CO₂ was a research hotpot in sulfur oxide and nitric oxide control process; oxidation, absorption, and catalytic reduction were the central control methods that had the most strength in relation with sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide. Considering the study of traditional flue gas pollutant control method (limestone-gypsum method, selective catalytic reduction, etc.) was perfection, it was speculated that adsorption by ionic liquid, electricity charging, advanced oxidation progress, and multi-pollutant removal, simultaneously, would be the new research orientation in flue gas pollutant control. One of the hot points of controlling the vehicle exhaust was the application of the “green energy” biodiesel; lots of keywords concerning human health suggested that quite a lot studies were focused on the health hazard brought by sulfur oxides and nitric oxide.