An emission inventory for the Central European initiative 1988

Klimont, Z. ORCID:, Amann, M. ORCID:, Cofala, J., Gyarfas, F., Klaassen, G., & Schoepp, W. ORCID: (1994). An emission inventory for the Central European initiative 1988. Atmospheric Environment 28 (2) 235-246. 0.1016/1352-2310(94)90098-1.

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This paper presents the first consistent inventory of emission of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and carbon dioxide (CO2), for the countries co-operating in the Central European Initiative: Austria, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia. The inventory is based on national and regional statistics as well as on information received from collaborating institutions. National data has been verified and converted into a common format, consistent with the database used by the European Environmental Agency and the European Community (the "CORINAIR" system). The inventory describes emissions in the year 1988, before the restructuring process began in former socialist economies. Data has been collected on the national level, for administrational units and for large point sources. The database on point sources contains specific information on 400 large plants in the region (e.g. capacity, commissioning year, fuel use, production, etc.).

Total emissions of SO2 in the CEI region in 1988 were 10.3 million tons, which accounts for 25% of total European SO2 emissions. The highest emission densities (more than 100 t/km2) are found in Northern Bohemia (Czech Republic) and Upper Silesia (Poland). The overwhelming majority of SO2 emissions (70%) originates from combustion of domestic (brown and hard) coal. Across the region, 60% of SO2 is emitted from the large point sources identified in the study and over 60% of SO2 emissions from public power plants in the CEI region is produced in plants older than 20 years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inventory; Central Europe; Emissions; Air pollution; Point sources
Research Programs: Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Bibliographic Reference: Atmospheric Environment; 28(2):235-246 (January 1994) (Published online 8 April 2003)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:03
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:14

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