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Title:
Effect biobrandstoffen op fijn stof in de buitenlucht
 
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Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 1-6-2006
 
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--06-010 ECN publication
 
Number of pages: Full text:
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Abstract:
This study provides an overview of the impact of the future use of biomasson the PM10 concen-tration in the Netherlands. We conclude that the present and future biomass-based emissions have a limited impact on the PM10 concentration in the atmosphere.

  • In 2020 industrial biomass emissions will have increased by about a factor 3, contributing about 1% to the total domestic PM10 emission of anthropogenic origin. This emission corre-sponds to a PM10 concentration in the atmospheric air of about 0,02 ìg/m3.
  • Emissions from private stoves have been estimated to decrease slightly, in 2020 contributing about 3% to the total domestic PM10 emission of anthropogenic origin. This emission con-tributes in the order of 0,05 ìg/m3 to the PM10 concentration in the atmospheric air. The av-erage size of particles emitted by private stoves is large compared to particles emitted by in-dustrial plants.
  • The impact of foreign biomass emissions on the air quality in the Netherlands is small. In 2020 the biomass-based PM10 emissions in Belgium, France and Germany together will in-crease the PM10 concentration in the atmospheric air of the Netherlands by about 0,01 ìg/m3.


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