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Danish emission inventory for industrial processes till 2016

The new sector report regarding emission inventory for industrial processes up till 2016 has been published. The report contains inventories of industrial pollutants and is compiled by scientists at DCE – National Centre for Environment and Energy.

2019.03.20 | Kristian Laulund

Polutants in the inventory include carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and many more.

The annual Danish emission inventories are prepared by the DCE – National Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University. This sector report covers emissions from Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU). This sector covers process-related emissions mostly related to calcination, evaporation/leaks and fugitive dust.

Danish emission inventories are prepared on an annual basis and reported to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or simply the Climate Convention) and to the Kyoto Protocol as well as to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP Convention). Furthermore, a greenhouse gas emission inventory is reported to the European Union (EU) due to the EU – as well as the individual member states – being party to the Climate Convention and the Kyoto Protocol. Inventories of air pollutants are estimated for reporting to the European Commission’s National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NECD).

The inventories include the following pollutants relevant to Industrial processes and product use:

Carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), perflourocarbons (PFCs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), methane (CH4), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), non-volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM), ammonia (NH3), heavy metals (HMs), polyclorinated dibenzodioxins and –furans (PCDD/F), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

The pollutants listed above correspond to the requirements of the UNFCCC, UNECE and EU to whom the emission inventories are reported. In the report, only emissions reported in the IPPU sector are included and described including plants in which the products of combustion are used for the direct heating, drying, or any other treatment of objects or materials – in other words, to say where fuels and raw materials are in contact during combustion.

The inventories for Industrial processes and product use are largely based on official Danish statistics (e.g. from Statistics Denmark) and on a set of emission factors for the various source categories and technologies. For some source categories, the official statistics are supplemented by information from individual plants or from industrial associations. Plant-specific emissions for large industrial sources are incorporated into the inventories. This report provides detailed background information on the methodology and references for the input data in the inventory – including activity data and emission factors.


Read the full report here

For more information, please contact Katja Hossy Hjelgaard

E-mail: kahj@envs.au.dk

Telephone: +4587158727

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