2.C.7.b - Nickel Production

In subcategory NFR 2.C.7.b - Nickel production the TSP, SO2 and Ni emissions from nickel mining are reported. Reporting only covers the year 1990 because in 1991 nickel mining stopped in Germany.

Category Code Method AD EF
2.C.7.b T1 AS D
Key Category SO2 NOx NH3 NMVOC CO BC Pb Hg Cd Diox PAH HCB TSP PM10 PM2.5
2.C.7.b -/- - - - - - - - - - - - -/- - -

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T = key source by Trend L = key source by Level

D Default
RA Reference Approach
T1 Tier 1 / Simple Methodology *
T2 Tier 2*
T3 Tier 3 / Detailed Methodology *
CS Country Specific
M Model
* as described in the EMEP/CORINAIR Emission Inventory Guidebook - 2007, in the group specific chapters.
AD - Data Source for Activity Data
NS National Statistics
RS Regional Statistics
IS International Statistics
PS Plant Specific data
AS Associations, business organisations
Q specific questionnaires, surveys
EF - Emission Factors
D Default (EMEP Guidebook)
C Confidential
CS Country Specific
PS Plant Specific data


Activity data

The yearly production figure was taken from the annual statistical report of the US Geological Survey (USGS) for non-ferrous metals [Lit. 1].

Emission factors

The emission factors are the default values according to the 2019 EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook [Lit. 2].

Table 1: applied Tier1 emission factors

Pollutant EF Unit
SO2 18 kg/t
TSP 0.3 kg/t
Ni 0.025 kg/t



Recalculations are not necessary.

Planned improvements

No category specific improvements necessary.


Lit. 1: US Geological Survey https://www.usgs.gov
Lit. 2: EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2019 https://www.eea.europa.eu