2.L(b) - Diffuse Emissions from Industrial Establishments

Last updated on 02 Apr 2020 11:38 (cf. Authors)

Short description

NFR category 2.L(b) - Diffuse Emissions from Industrial Establishments includes also diffuse emissions from enterprises in general kind.


As no detailed data are available and as NFR 2.L(b) is no key category, all emissions are calculated via a tier1 method.
Estimations are based on an European method computing emissions per person of population.

Actvity data

Table 1: Population development in Germany since 1990, in Mio inhabitants
1990 1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
population 79.75 79.97 80.50 80.95 81.15 81.31 81.47 81.51 81.45 81.42 81.46 81.52 81.58 81.55 81.46 81.34 81.17

Emission factors

Emission factors originate in the results of a research project with respect to the European RAINS model. - The EF time series for all three fractions of particulate matter show a falling trend.

Table 2: EF used for 2018 emissions estimates, in kg/capita
Pollutant EF
TSP 0.3052
PM10 0.1008
PM2.5 0.0336

Discussion of emission trends

The diffuse particulate matter emissions reported here, depend on (a) the number of inhabitants in Germany, serving as activity data, and (b) on the trend in emission factors that shall reflect the efforts to prevent such particle emissions. Hence, the emission time-series for all three fractions of particulate matter show a downward trend.


With both activity data and emission factors remaining unrevised, no recalculations have been carried out.

Planned improvements

There are no improvements planned for this emission source category.

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