2.C.7.a - Copper Production

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

Short description

NFR-Code Name of Category Method AD EF Key Category for (by1)
2.C.7.a Copper Production T1 AS D, CS HCB (L)

Within NFR sub-category 2.C.7.a - Copper production, SO2, PM2.5, PM10, TSP, PCDD/F and HCB emissions from the production of copper are reported.

Methodological issues

Activity data

The production figures for the year 2013 were taken from the annual statistical report of the German association for non-ferrous metals (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
HCB copper production 1 mg/t constant
PCDD/F copper production > 2.9 µg/t constant
TSP copper production 0.100 kg/t constant
PM10 copper production 0.085 kg/t constant
PM2.5 copper production 0.07 kg/t constant


Recalculations were necessary due to corrected misallocation in NFR 2.C.5.c and 2.C.5.e..e.

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