1.A.2.f - Non-Metallic Minerals

Last updated on 16 Oct 2015 06:20 (cf. Authors)


Short Description

Here you can find information about energy-intensive mineral industry regarding fuel use for burning processes.

In order of significance relating energy use and emissions the industries are ranked below:

  • burning of cement clinker,
  • burning of quicklime,
  • melting of glass,
  • burning of ceramics.
NFR-Code Name of Category Method AD EF Key Source for (by)
1.A.2.f Non-Metallic Minerals CS NS CS CO (L)


Regarding the burning processes emissions can allocated to the use of fuels or to the production process. This allocation is in rebuilding with significant results for time series consistency.


The current situation is the following.

Table: relevance of emission sources regarding the fuel use due to burning processes of Non-Metallic Minerals
Pollutant SOx NOx TSP CO NMVOC NH3
cement IE1 IE1 IE2 medium IE1 IE1
lime IE1 IE1 IE2 high IE1 Low
glass IE1 IE1 IE2 low IE1 IE1
ceramics low/IE3 low/IE3 IE1 low/IE3 low/IE3 low/IE3

The table gives an overview of relevant gases - with following remarks:
1 Included in process related emissions, in all cases it is the link to complementary source category.
2 In case of TSP some artifacts occur for 1990 emissions that cannot shifted.
3 Inclusion in process related emissions occurs from different time points onwards.

The entire appraisal of the emissions situation succeeds only in connection with the process related emissions. Especially further relevant pollutants as heavy metals or persistent organics are shown as process related generally.

Lessons learnt

As remarked in some review procedures we have removed most of the time series inconsistencies, for ceramics we intend to do the same.

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