Morten Winther

Danish emission inventories for road transport and other mobile sources: Inventories until year 2006

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This report explains the parts of the Danish 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 1990-2006 the fuel use and CO2

emissions for road transport have increased by 36 %, and CH4 emissions have decreased by 51

%. A N2O emission increase of 29 % is related to the relatively high emissions from older gasoline

catalyst cars. The 1985-2006 emission decreases for PM (exhaust only), CO, NOX and

NMVOC are 30, 69, 28 and 71 % respectively, due to the introduction of vehicles complying

with gradually stricter emission standards. For SO2 the emission drop is 99% (due to reduced

sulphur content in the diesel fuel), whereas the NH3 emissions increase by 3065% (due to the

introduction of catalyst cars). For other mobile sources the calculated emission changes for CO2

(and fuel use), CH4 and N2O are -10, 5 and -11%, from 1990 to 2006. The emissions of SO2,

particulates (all size fractions), NOX, NMVOC and CO have decreased by 88, 56, 14, 12 and 9%

from 1985 to 2006. For NH3 the emissions have increased by 8% in the same time period. Uncertainties

for the emissions and trends have been estimated.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherDanmarks Miljøundersøgelser, Aarhus Universitet
Number of pages219
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7073-063-1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
SeriesNERI Technical Report

    Research areas

  • Road transport, military, railways, domestic navigation, domestic aviation, working equipment, and machinery, SO2, NOX, NMVOC, CH4, CO, CO2, N2O, PM, heavy metals, dioxin, PAH, greenhouse gases, acidifying components.

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