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The 2010 inventory

The 2010 inventory includes emissions quantified for 17 sectors:

sectorCode

description

CEM

Cement production

CREM

Cremation

CSP

Chlor Alkali Industry

NFMP

Non Ferrous Metal Production, copper, zinc, etc...

NFMP_AU

Non Ferrous Metal Production, gold

NFMP_AL

Non Ferrous Metal Production, aluminium

NFMP_HG

Non Ferrous Metal Production, mercury

PISP

Ferrous Metal Production, pig iron and steel

ASGM

Small Scale Artisanal Gold Mining

PP_COAL

Power Plants, COAL

PP_OIL

Power Plants, OIL

PP_GAS

Power Plants, GAS

SC_IND

Stationary Combustion, Industry (other than power plants)

SC_DR

Stationary Combustion, Residential Heating

OR

Oil Refinery emissions

WI

Waste Incineration

WASOTH

Waste (landfill, other)

… Of these the oil refinery and aluminium sector emissions represent new sectors not included in previous inventories. Also, the emissions from fossil fuel combustion have been better defined and categorized differently than in previous inventories.

Gridded mercury emission data (2010 and previous datasets) is available through the AMAP website (www.amap.no).

For more information please contact Frits Steenhuisen (f.steenhuisen@rug .nl) or Simon Wilson (s.wilson inter.nl.net).

Last modified:14 February 2019 5.23 p.m.