2.C.5 Other Metal Industry

Last updated on 10 Dec 2013 11:53 (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 dust, SO2 and organic substances like PCDD/F.

Methodological issues

Activity data

The production figures for the year 2010 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
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


No recalculations were necessary.

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