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Emissions Inventory - Resources: Publications and Reports

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Publications and Reports

Technical Audience:

Clean Air Initiative Sources and Emissions
EU General Emission Inventory Guidance
Holland Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR)
UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI)
U.S. EPA Emission Factor Information
U.S. EPA Emission Inventory Information
U.S. EPA Air Data Reports and Maps
U.S. National Air Pollution Emission Trends
WHO Source Inventory Techniques
AQ Modeling flowchart

Publications and Reports

Clean Air Initiative Sources and Emissions

http://www.cleanairnet.org/cai/1403/propertyvalue-13695.html Exit EPA

The Clean Air Initiative site provides basic information on sources and emissions of air pollution and links to useful documents (e.g., the Urban Air Quality Management Strategy (URBAIR) guidebook) and several institutions that have developed procedures for compiling emission inventories including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Environment Agency.

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EU General Emission Inventory Guidance

http://reports.eea.eu.int/EMEPCORINAIR4/en Exit EPA

This EMP/CORINAIR Emission Inventory Guidebook - September 2004 Update contains state-of-the-art emission inventory methodology as published by the European Environment Agency.

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Holland Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR)

http://www.mnp.nl/edgar/ Exit EPA

The Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) database, maintained by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment,stores global inventories of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions from anthropogenic sources including halocarbons both on a per country basis as well as on 1 degree by 1 degree grid. EDGAR Version 3.2 comprises an update of the 1990 emissions and new emissions for 1995, both on 1x1 degree and summary tables per region/source for different years. In addition, EDGAR 3.2 emissions will be made available as reference dataset on a per country basis. For the direct greenhouse gases CO2, CH4 and N2O also emissions estimates for 1970 and 1980 will be made available. Data for the precursor gases CO, NOx, NMVOC and SO2 will be limited to 1990 and 1995.

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UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI)

http://www.naei.org.uk/emissions/index.php Exit EPA

The NAEI compiles estimates of emissions to the atmosphere from UK sources such as cars, trucks, power stations, and industrial plants. These emissions are estimated to help to find ways of reducing the impact of human activities on the environment and our health. The database contains the emission factors used in the UK Emissions Inventory as well as factors specifically designed for local inventories. The home page of the NAEI website has links to the inventory methodology and reports.

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U.S. EPA Emission Factor Information

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/efpac/index.html

EPA's Emissions Factors and Policy Applications Center provides information and links related to emission factors used in the U.S., including AP-42 Emission Factors, Factor Information REtrieval (FIRE) Data System, and source codes (for industrial and other pollutant sources). AP-42, Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors, is the recommended source of air pollutant emission factors for both criteria and toxic emissions. AP-42 Volume I addresses hundreds of stationary, point, and area sources. FIRE is a database containing EPA's recommended emission estimation factors for criteria and hazardous air pollutants.

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U.S. EPA Emission Inventory Information

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/eiinformation.html

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prepares a national emission inventory with input from numerous State and local air agencies. Currently, criteria and HAP emissions data are being prepared in a more integrated fashion in the National Emission Inventory (NEI), which will take the place of the National Emission Trends (NET) database and the National Toxics Inventory (NTI) database.

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U.S. EPA Air Data Reports and Maps

http://www.epa.gov/air/data/info.html

The AirDATA Web site gives you access to yearly summaries of U.S. air pollution data, taken from EPA's air pollution databases. The main purpose of this AirData website is to create reports and maps of air pollution data. The National Emission Trends (NET) database provides estimates of annual emissions of criteria air pollutants from point, area, and mobile sources. The National Toxics Inventory (NTI) database provides estimates of annual emissions of hazardous air pollutants from point, area, and mobile sources.

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U.S. National Air Pollution Emission Trends

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/trends/index.html

The "National Air Pollutant Emission Trends" document presents an estimate of national emissions of the criteria air pollutants, which are updated annually. The emissions of each pollutant are estimated for many different source categories, which collectively account for all anthropogenic emissions. The emission trends are the net effect of many factors, including changes in the nation's economy and in industrial activity, technology, consumption of fuels, traffic, and other activities that cause air pollution, as well as changes in emissions as a result of air pollution regulations and emission controls.

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WHO Source Inventory Techniques

Document Author Alexander Economopoulos

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/1993/WHO_PEP_GETNET_93.1-A.pdf (PDF, 230 pp., 5 MB) Exit EPA

This 1993 document entitled "Assessment of Sources of Air, Water, and Land Pollution: A Guide to Rapid Source Inventory Techniques" provides techniques for conducting source inventories in Chapter 2 and describes models for estimating air emissions under current controls in Chapter 3. Appendix II includes the United Nations (UN) classification of industries and services.

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