List Of Abbreviations

Last updated on 10 Dec 2013 11:53 (cf. Authors)

AbfAblV Ordinance on Environmentally Compatible Storage of Waste from Human Settlements and on Biological Waste-Treatment Facilities (Abfallablagerungsverordnung - AbfAblV)
ABL Old German Länder
AGEB Working Group on Energy Balances (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen)
AK Working group (Arbeitskreis)
ALH All other deciduous trees with high life expectancies (Tree-species group as defined within the Federal Forest Inventory (BWI))
ALN All other deciduous trees with low life expectancies (Tree-species group as defined within the BWI)
ANCAT Abatement of Nuisances from Civil Air Transport
AR Activity rate
AWMS Animal Waste Management System
B0 Maximal CH4-production capacity
BAFA Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle)
BAT Best Available Technique
BDZ Federal Association of the German Cement Industry (Bundesverband der Deutschen Zementindustrie)
BEF Biomass expansion factors
BEU Balance of emissions sources for stationary and mobile combustion processes (Bilanz der Emissionsursachen für stationäre und mobile Verbrennungsprozesse)
BGR Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe)
BGW Federal Association of the German Gas and Water Industry (Bundesverband der deutschen Gas- and Wasserwirtschaft)
BHD Breast-height diameter: tree-trunk diameter at a height of 1.30 m above the ground
BHKW micro-CHP (CHP = combined heat/power generating system) (Blockheizkraftwerk)
BImSchV Statutory Ordinance under the Federal Immission Control Act
BMU Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
BMELV Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
BMVG Federal Ministry of Defence
BMWi Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
BoHE Main survey on soil use (Bodennutzungshaupterhebung)
BREF BAT (Best Available Technique) Reference Documents
BSB Biological oxygen demand (BOD)
BSB5 Biological oxygen demand (BOD) within 5 days
BV Kalk German Lime Association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Kalkindustrie)
BWI Bundeswaldinventur (Federal Forest Inventory)
BZE Survey of soil condition (Bodenzustandserhebung)
C2F6 Hexafluoroethane
CAPIEL Coordinating Committee for the Associations of Manufacturers of Industrial Electrical Switchgear and Controlgear in the European Union
CFC Chlorofluorocarbons (= Fluorchlorkohlenwasserstoffe (FCKW))
CH4 Methane
CLRTAP Convention on long range transboundary air pollution
Corg Organic carbon stored in the soil
CO Carbon monoxide
CO2 Carbon dioxide
CORINAIR Coordination of Information on the Environment, sub-project: Air
CORINE Coordinated Information on the Environment
CRF Common Reporting Format
CSB Chemical oxygen demand (COD)
D Germany (Deutschland)
D7 Tree-trunk diameter at a height of 7 m above the ground
DEHSt German Emissions Trading Agency (Deutsche Emissionshandelsstelle)
DESTATIS Federal Statistical Office (Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland)
DFIU Franco-German Institute for Environmental Research, at the University of Karlsruhe
DG Landfill gas
DGMK German Scientific Society for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Coal (Deutsche Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Erdöl, Erdgas und Kohle e.V.)
DIN Deutsche Industrienorm (DIN standard)
DIW German Institute for Economic Research (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung)
DLR German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt)
DMKW Diesel-engine power stations
DN N in wastewater
DOC Degradable organic carbon
DOCF Fraction of DOC dissimilated
DTKW Steam-turbine power stations
DVGW German Association of Gas and Water Professionals (Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas- und Wasserfachs e.V.)
EBZ Line-number in the BEU
EEA European Environment Agency
EECA European Electronic Component Manufacturers Association
EEG Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz; text in Federal Law Gazette Part I No. 40 of 31 July 2004, p. 1918 ff.)
EF Emission factor
EI Emissions index = Emission factor
EKA Einwohner mit Kläranlagenanschluss (Inhabitants connected to wastewater-treatment systems)
EL Extra light (heating oil)
EM Emission
EMEP Co-operative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-Range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe
EMEV Emissions-relevant energy consumption (Emissionsrelevanter Energieverbrauch)
ESIA European Semiconductor Industry Association
EU European Union
EU-EH European Emissions Trading System (ETS; Europäischer Emissionshandel)
EUROCONTROL European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
EUROSTAT Statistical Office of the European Communities
EW Population equivalents (Einwohnerzahl)
FA Combustion systems
FAP Co-ordinating expert (German: Fachlicher Ansprechpartner), assigned to organize the work in specific NaSE source categories
FAL Federal Agricultural Research Institute
FAO United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation
FCKW Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs; Fluorchlorkohlenwasserstoffe)
F gases Fluorinated hydrocarbons
FHW District heating stations
FKW Perfluorocarbons (PFCs; Fluorkohlenwasserstoffe)
FKZ Research index (Forschungskennziffer)
FV Relevant expert (German: Fachverantwortlicher) assigned to cover specific NaSE source categories
FWL Thermal output from combustion (Feuerungswärmeleistung)
GAS-EM GASeous EMissions – A calculation programme for emissions from agriculture
GEREF GERman Emission Factor Database
GFA Large combustion systems (Großfeuerungsanlagen)
GG Total weight (Gesamtgewicht)
GIS Gas-insulated switching systems
GMBL Joint Ministerial Gazette (Gemeinsames Ministerialblatt)
GMKW Gas-engine power stations
GPG Good Practice Guidance
GT Gas turbines
GTKW Gas-turbine power stations
GuD Gas and steam turbine power stations
GWP Global Warming Potential
HFC Hydrofluorocarbons (German: Wasserstoffhaltige Fluorkohlenwasserstoffe – HFKW)
HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (German: Wasserstoffhaltige Fluorchlorkohlenwasserstoffe – HFCKW)
HQG Key category (Hauptquellgruppe); includes both emissions sources and sinks.
HS-GIS High-voltage and gas-insulated switching systems
IAI International Aluminium Institute
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
IE Included elsewhere
IEA International Energy Agency
IEF Implied emission factor
IfE Institute for Energy and Environment (Institut für Energetik und Umwelt)
IFEU Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung)
IKW Industrial power stations
IMA Interministerial Working Group (Interministerielle Arbeitsgruppe)
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change
K Fuel input for power generation (direct drive)
k.A. keine Angabe (no entry)
KP Kyoto Protocol
KS Sewage sludge
l Level (used in the level assessment pursuant to IPCC Good Practice Guidance)
LF Agriculturally used land (German: Landwirtschaftlich genutzte Flächen)
LKW Truck (Lastkraftwagen)
LTO Landing/take-off cycle
LUCF Land-use change and forestry
LULUCF Land use, land-use change and forestry
MBA Mechanical-biological waste treatment (german: Mechanisch-Biologische Abfallbehandlung)
MCF Methane conversion factor
MFC Factor for quality of landfill-gas management (methane correction factor)
MS Medium voltage
MSW Amount of municipal waste stored
MVA Waste incineration plant (Müllverbrennungsanlage)
MW Megawatt
N2O Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
NA Not applicable
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NaSE National System of Emissions Inventories
NBL New German Länder
NE Not estimated
NEAT Non-energy Emission Accounting Tables
NEC National emission ceilings for certain air pollutants, pursuant to Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain air pollutants
NEV Non-energy-related consumption (Nichtenergetischer Verbrauch)
NFR Nomenclature for Reporting (new format for reporting to UN ECE)
NFZ Utility vehicles (Nutzfahrzeuge)
NH3 Ammonia
NIR National Inventory Report
NMVOC Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds
NO Not occurring
NO Nitrogen monoxide
NSCR Non-selective catalytic reduction
OCF One-component foam (installation foam)
OX Oxidation factor
PAH Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (German: Polycyclische aromatische Kohlenwasserstoffe (PAK))
PARTEMIS Measurement and prediction of emissions of aerosols and gaseous precursors from gas turbine engines
PCCD/F Polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxins/- furans
PF Process furnaces
PFC Perfluorocarbons
PKW Automobile (Personenkraftwagen)
PU Polyurethane
QK Quality control (QC)
QS Quality assurance (QA)
QSE Quality System for Emissions Inventories
REA Flue gas desulphurising plant (German: Rauchgasentschwefelungsanlage)
ROE Oil equivalent (German: Rohöleinheiten)
RSt Raw steel
RWI Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
S Fuel input for power generation
S Heavy (German: schwer); used in describing types of heating oil
S&A report Synthesis and Assessment Report
SA Heavy (German: schwer) and low in sulphur (German: schwefelarm); used in describing types of heating oil
SF6 Sulphur hexafluoride
SKE Hard-coal units (Steinkohleneinheiten)
SNAP Selected Nomenclature for Air Pollution
SO2 Sulphur dioxide
STEAG STEAG stock corporation: large electricity producer in Germany
t Trend (used in the level assessment pursuant to IPCC Good Practice Guidance)
TA Luft Technical instructions on air quality control; First General Administrative Provision on the Federal Immission Control Act
TAN Total Ammoniacal Nitrogen
THG Greenhouse gases (Treibhausgase = GHG)
TM Dry mass (Trockenmasse)
TOC Total Organic Carbon
TREMOD Traffic Emission Estimation Model
TS Dry matter (Trockenstoff)
TÜV Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (Certifying body for technical and product safety)
TVF Tonne of utilisable production (Tonne verwertbare Förderung)
UBA Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt)
UN ECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UN FCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UN United Nations
UStatG Environmental Statistics Act (Umweltstatistikgesetz)
VDEW Electricity Industry Association (Verband der Elektrizitätswirtschaft e.V.)
VDI Association of German Engineers (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V.)
VDN Association of network operators (Verband der Netzbetreiber)
VDZ German Cement Works Association (Verein Deutscher Zementwerke e.V.)
VfmD Solid cubic meters of standing timber (Vorratsfestmeter Derbholz)
VGB Technical association of operators of large power stations (Technische Vereinigung der Großkraftwerksbetreiber e.V.)
VIK Verband der Industriellen Energie- and Kraftwirtschaft e.V. (VIK) (Association of the Energy and Power Industry), Essen
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds
W Fuel input for heat generation
WS WS = Portion of a specific waste water treatment system (e.g. aerobic, anaerobic)
XPS Extruded polystyrene
ZSE Central System of Emissions (CSE)
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