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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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Preface

This project, Improved Nordic emission inventories of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants - SLCP, was proposed by the Swedish presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2013 and was approved in June 2013. It is planned for a four year period and all five Nordic countries participate and contribute actively in the work. The project is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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