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Recommendations for Revised Data System for Air Emission Inventories

Topic report 12/96

by

Jean-Pierre fontelle and Jean-Pierre Chang (CITEPA)

European Topic Centre on Air Emissions

July 1996

This report was prepared under the supervision of Gordon McInnes, Project Manager,
European Environment Agency

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CORINAIR is a programme to establish an inventory of emissions of air pollutants in Europe. It was initiated by the European Environment Agency Task Force and was part of the CORINE (COoRdination d'INformation Environmentale) work programme set up by the European Council of Ministers in 1985.

In 1995 the Agency’s European Topic Centre on Air Emissions (ETC/AEM) was contracted to continue the CORINAIR programme and to finalise several reports on the results of CORINAIR1990. The results of CORINAIR1990 provide the most detailed, complete, consistent and transparent European air emission inventory.

There still remained gaps and inconsistencies in CORINAIR90 and the process to deliver the final data took longer than expected. In a separate report, the results of a review of CORINAIR90 have been presented, including detailed proposals for improvements.

In this report "Recommendations for Revised Data System for Air Emission Inventories" proposals are elaborated to provide detailed specifications and recommendations for a revised data system. These recommendations have been adopted by the EEA and implemented in the CORINAIR94 software. In the beginning of 1996 the ETC/AEM started to work with national experts on the 1994 air emission inventory making use of the new software.

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION

 

1.   CURRENT CORINAIR 90 SYSTEM

1.1 - The four dimensions

1.2 - Processing overview

1.3 - Tools of CORINAIR 90 system

1.4 - Data in CORINAIR 90 system


2. GOALS AND INVENTORY BACKGROUND

3. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ON REVISED DATA MODEL

3.1  Substances

3.3  Types of sources

3.2  Emission generating activities (for long term development)

3.4  Spatial and time resolution

3.5  Energy balance

3.6  Overview of air emission inventory model

3.6.1  Description of components
3.6.2  Implementation of the revised data model


4.  SHORT TERM CONSIDERATIONS OF A REVISED SYSTEM FOR CORINAIR 94

4.1 - Software development

4.1.1 - Methodological plan
4.1.2 - Windows consideration

4.1.3 - Tasks on inventory specifications [priority A]
4.1.4 - Tasks on data model [priority A]
4.1.5 - Tasks on the existing main module
4.1.6 - Tasks on output facilities (priority B)
4.1.7 - Summary

4.2 - Specifications

4.2.1 - Pollutants
4.2.2 - Source sector split
4.2.3 - Large Point Sources
4.2.4 - Territorial units
4.2.5 - Time resolution
4.2.6 - Energy balance


GLOSSARY

 

REFERENCES

 

ANNEX 1: SNAP 94

 

ANNEX 2: NAPFUE 94

 

ANNEX 3: LARGE POINT SOURCES SPECIFICATIONS FOR CORINAIR 94

 

ANNEX 4: NOMENCLATURE OF TERRITORIAL UNITS

ANNEX 5: LIST OF ECONOMIC SECTORS

 

Introduction

The Topic Centre for Air Emission Inventory (ETC/AEM) of the European Environment Agency (EEA) is in charge to prepare the European air emission inventory system accordingly to the multi-annual work programme for 1994-1999 projects SA1 (Air emissions-general approach and assessment) and SA2 (Air emissions inventories '90 and '94).

In a first step, the ETC/AEM has produced a report on the review of CORINAIR 90 and proposals for air emissions '94 which points out short term requests as well as medium or long term needs.

The present paper deals with the logical continuation of ETC/AEM tasks which consists to provide recommendations for revised data model.

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