2.C.5 Other Metal Industry

Last updated on 04 Dec 2014 08:38 (cf. Authors)

Short description

The sub-category 2.C.5 - Other Metal Industry includes lead production, thermal galvanisation, copper production and zinc production. The main pollutants are PM, SO2 and organic substances like PCDD/F.

Methodological issues

Activity data

The production figures for the year 2012 were taken from the annual statistical report of the German non ferrous metals association (WirtschaftsVereinigung Metalle).

Emission factors

The emission factors are either default values according to IPCC guidelines or determined in several research projects.

Pollutant Name of Category EF Unit Trend
PCDD/F lead production 0.34 µg/t constant
PCDD/F copper production 2.9 µg/t constant
PCDD/F zinc production 0.15 µg/t constant
TSP lead production 0.025 kg/t constant
TSP copper production production 0.100 kg/t constant
TSP zinc production 0.100 kg/t constant
TSP thermal galvanisation 0.02 kg/t constant
PM10 lead production 0.02125 kg/t constant
PM10 copper production 0.085 kg/t constant
PM10 zinc production 0.0613 kg/t constant
PM10 thermal galvanisation 0.0164 kg/t constant
PM2.5 lead production 0.0175 kg/t constant
PM2.5 copper production 0.07 kg/t constant
PM2.5 zinc production 0.0385 kg/t constant
PM2.5 thermal galvanisation 0.01158 kg/t constant


Recalculations were necessary due to corrected misallocation in NFR 2.C.5.c and 2.C.5.e.

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