31 Jul 2019

Air pollutant emission estimation methods for E-PRTR reporting by refineries

Report no. 4/19: This report is an update of the Concawe publication “Air Pollutant Emission Estimation Methods for EPER and PRTR Reporting by Refineries”. It provides algorithms to permit emission estimates to be made by refineries to meet the reporting requirements of the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) regarding pollutant emissions to air. This edition contains new factors for the estimation of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) emissions from fluid catalytic cracking units (FCCUs). This report supersedes previous versions, as listed below:

Concawe Report 4/17

Concawe Report 3/15

Concawe Report 1/09

Concawe Report 3/07

Concawe Report 9/05R

Concawe Report 9/05

The control copy of this report is posted as an electronic document on the Concawe website.

There are 60 air pollutants which must be reported under the E-PRTR requirements if their respective annual emission threshold values are exceeded at a facility. All 60 pollutants are listed in Appendix 1 of this report. Emission estimation methods are provided for 25 of those pollutants.

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