Solvents and air quality: updated EMEP/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook includes a chapter on the use of ESIG Solvent VOC inventories
European Environment Agency (EEA) and European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) have updated their joint guidance to NFR 2D3 Solvent and Product Use, featuring, amongst others, the solvents Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) inventories from European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG), a sector group of Cefic. The guidance explains the methodology and how to use ESIG’s data.
NFR 2D3 Solvent and Product Use is often seen as the most complex part of the national inventory. The diversity of sources is a particular challenge for the inventory compiler, who must estimate emissions for numerous different types of sources in order to have a complete inventory.
The EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook provides guidance on estimating emissions from both anthropogenic and natural emission sources. It is designed to facilitate reporting of emission inventories by countries to the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) and the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive. NFR stands for Nomenclature for Reporting, which refers to the format for reporting national data in accordance with the CLRTAP, also remitted to the European Environment Agency (EEA).