2.C.7.b - Nickel Production

In sub-category NFR 2.C.7.b - Nickel production TSP, SO2 and Ni emissions from nickel mine production only for the year 1990 because mine production in Germany stopped in 1991.

Category Code Method AD EF
2.C.7.b T1 AS D
Key Category SO₂ NOₓ NH₃ NMVOC CO BC Pb Hg Cd Diox PAH HCB TSP PM₁₀ PM₂ ₅
2.C.7.b -/- - - - - - - - - - - - -/- - -

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D Default
RA Reference Approach
T1 Tier 1 / Simple Methodology *
T2 Tier 2*
T3 Tier 3 / Detailed Methodology *
CS Country Specific
M Model
* as described in the EMEP/CORINAIR Emission Inventory Guidebook - 2007, in the group specific chapters.
AD - Data Source for Activity Data
NS National Statistics
RS Regional Statistics
IS International Statistics
PS Plant Specific data
AS Associations, business organisations
Q specific questionnaires, surveys
EF - Emission Factors
D Default (EMEP Guidebook)
C Confidential
CS Country Specific
PS Plant Specific data


Activity data

The yearly production figure was taken from the annual statistical report of the US Geological Survey (USGS) for non-ferrous metals [Lit. 1].

Emission factors

The emission factors are default values according to the 2019 EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook [Lit. 2].

Table 1: applied Tier1 emission factors

Pollutant EF Unit
SO2 18 kg/t
TSP 0.3 kg/t
Ni 0.025 kg/t



Recalculation not needed.

Planned improvements

No category specific improvements needed.


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