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Emission Factors for SLCP Emissions from Residential Wood Combustion in the Nordic Countries

Improved Emission Inventories of Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP)

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Emission inventories of Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP), and especially of Black Carbon are uncertain and not always comparable. Comparable and reliable emission inventories are essential when aiming for efficient strategies and policies for reduced emissions. The overall objective of this project is to improve the Nordic emission inventories of SLCPs. This report presents the results from the second phase of the project, emission measurements of SLCP and particulate matter from residential wood combustion. The measurements were done on residential biomass combustion appliances representative for the Nordic countries, covering elemental carbon (EC), organic carbon (OC), particulate matter (PM2.5), methane (CH4) and non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC). Emission factors were developed for standard combustion conditions, as well as for “bad” combustion conditions.

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Summary

The overall objective of this project is to improve the Nordic air emission inventories of Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP). As a first step a Background analysis was performed (Kindbom et al., 2015). That report assesses and summarises current Nordic knowledge, emission inventories and emission levels, and lays the basis for the emission measurement program which was performed in this second phase of the project.

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