Morten Winther

Danish emission inventories for road transport and other mobile sources: Inventories until the year 2010

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This report explains the parts of the Danish emission inventories related to road transport and other mobile sources. Emission results are shown for CO2, CH4, N2O, SO2, NOX, NMVOC, CO, particulate matter (PM), heavy metals, dioxins and PAH. From 1990-2010 the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for road transport increased by 30 %, and CH4 emissions have decreased by 74 %. A N2O emission increase of 29 % is related to the relatively high emissions from older gasoline catalyst cars. The 1985-2010 emission decrease for NOX, NMVOC, CO and particulates (exhaust only: Size is below PM2.5) -52, -84, -81, and -65 %, respectively, due to the introduction of vehicles complying with gradually stricter emission standards. For SO2 the emission drop 99 % (due to reduced sulphur content in the diesel fuel), whereas the NH3 emissions increased by 2232 % (due
to the introduction of catalyst cars). For other mobile sources the calculated emission changes for CO2 (and fuel use), CH4 and N2O were -2, 5 and -1 %, from 1990 to 2010. The emissions of SO2, particulates (all size fractions), NOX, NMVOC and CO decreased by 88, 65, 17, 28 and 2 % from 1985 to 2010. For NH3 the emissions increased by 17 % in the same time period. Uncertainties
for the emissions and trends were estimated.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAarhus University, DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy
Number of pages283
ISBN (Print)978-87-92825-44-5
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2012
SeriesScientific Report from DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy

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