2.B.6 - Titanium Dioxide Production

Short description

Category Code Method AD EF
2.B.6 T3 ? ?
Key Category SO₂ NOₓ NH₃ NMVOC CO BC Pb Hg Cd Diox PAH HCB TSP PM₁₀ PM₂ ₅
2.B.6 ? - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

In NFR 2.B.6, SO₂ emissions from the production of titanium dioxide are reported.

Methodology

For the production of titanium dioxide, the producers report the sum of all SO₂-emissions. As these emissions are confidential, they are included in the respective emisisons reported for sulphuric acid production.

Recalculations

For SO₂ emissions from the production of titanium dioxide and sulphuric acid, estimates reported for the second-last year of the time series are routinely actualised by the producers. Furthermore, original emissions for the last year of the time series are not yet available at the time the inventory is compiled. Here, the reported values represent a prediction and are therefore updated with each new submission, too.

For Titandioxid production there is a small recalculation for the 2015 and 2016, because of technical problems with the data transfer.

For pollutant-specific information on recalculated emission estimates for Base Year and 2018, please see the pollutant specific recalculation tables following chapter 8.1 - Recalculations.

Planned improvements

In the NEC Review Germany was requested to calculate emissions of NOₓ, CO and TSP from titan dioxid production. Germany tries to collect the data needed to calculate these emissions.

For the Key Category Analyses the emissions of SOx from TiO2 production are wrongly allocated to 2B10a. Germany plans to reallocate these emissions in the next submission back to TiO2.