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Emission of acidifying gasses, EU 15

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 12 Nov 2009 Last modified 29 Nov 2012, 11:39 AM
The targets for 2010 are the Gothenburg Protocol target (December 1999) and the more recent National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) Common Position targets (June 2000) for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and ammonia

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Weighting factors are used to derive acid equivalents so that emissions can be combined in terms of their acidifying effect: sulphur dioxide * 1 / 32 , nitrogen oxide * 1 / 46 and ammonia * 1 / 17 .

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