You are on page 1of 10

Combustion process operators - spreadsheet tool for reporting emissions to air

All operators of combustion processes regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are required to provide a
report to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on emissions to air. This is to enable Ireland to complete its reporting
to the European Pollution Emissions Register (EPER).
The EPA has prepared this tool to allow operators to complete their reports as easily as possible. The steps are
summarised below, with more information given in the accompanying guidance note.
Download the EPER reporting spreadsheet and other supporting information
(a)
Assemble information on your combustion process.
(b)
Open the spreadsheet "Combustion_Air.xls". Enter operational hours in the relevant yellow cell in the
"Combustion Measured" worksheet.
(c)
Enter the relevant emissions monitoring data (if available) in the yellow cells in the "Combustion Measured"
worksheet.
(d)
Enter the relevant emissions calculation data for substances with no site-specific measurement data in the
yellow cells in the "Combustion Calculated" worksheet.
(e)
Save the "Combustion_Air.xls" spreadsheet using a unique file name.
(f)
For processes comprising a single plant, forward the spreadsheet to the EPA as part of the AER to
ipcaer@epa.ie.
(g)
For processes involving more than one fuel type or more than one plant, a separate spreadsheet will need to be
produced for each fuel used in each plant, and the results totalled. Forward a combined EPER report and
supporting spreadsheets to the EPA as part of the AER to ipcaer@epa.ie.
(h)

.

or particulate matter if PM10 unavailable Reference Annual mass emission (kg/year) No data 500 4500000 kg/year 800 7200000 kg/year 170 1530000 kg/year No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data .Enter any measured emissions data in this worksheet Fuel type Volume flow of flue gas Operational hours in year (at reference conditions) Coal 500000 Nm3/hour 18000 hours per year Substance Measured emission concentration (mg/Nm3 except where stated) CH4 CO CO2 N2O NH3 (Processes with SCR/SNCR only) NMVOC NOx SOx As and compounds Cd and compounds Cr and compounds Cu and compounds Hg and compounds Ni and compounds Pb and compounds Zn and compounds PCDD+PCDF (dioxins+furans) Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Chlorine and inorganic compounds Fluorine and inorganic compounds PM10.

000 0.60 g/GJ 9720000 160 T/TJ 0.000.99 .56 g/T fuel 0.80% Percentage Emission factor Nox CH4 CO CO2 N2O NH3: (If process uses SCR or SNCR) NMVOC As and compounds Cd and compounds Cr and compounds Cu and compounds Hg and compounds Ni and compounds Pb and compounds Zn and compounds Particulate matter (assumed to be PM10) PAHs Dioxins and furans Comment 0.22 g/T fuel 0.Use this worksheet to calculate emissions for any substances which do not have measured emissions data Sulphur Fuel type Solid or liquid fuel quantity used (tonnes/year) content SO2 Solid 450.13 g/T fuel 0. in-furnace desulphurisation Stoker boiler.80E-06 Concentration in fuel (mg/kg) Comment Chlorine and inorganic compounds Fluorine and inorganic compounds UK Environment Agency Stoker boiler.8 g/GJ 9720000 9720000 9720000 9720000 50 g/T fuel 0.67 g/T fuel 4.21 g/T fuel 0. in-bed desulphurisation Thermal input (GJ/year) PM emission factor (g/GJ) 9 9 9720000 Oxidation factor (CO2 only) 0.

00E-06 0 SCR SNCR Ammonia emission factor (g/GJ) 4 2 . SCR 15 Dual fuel compression ignition engine (gas). dry lime injection. low Nox burners and reburn 5 PF boiler. low Nox burners and SCR 5 Boiler 20 . in bed desulphurisation and SNCR 9 PF boiler. lean burn 15 Spark ignition engine (gas fired) 0 Pulverised coal plant Coal plant with FGD HFO Gas Dioxins and furans emission factor (g iTEQ/GJ) 3. wet limestone scrubbing.50 MW.20E-11 0 Pulverised coal plant Coal plant with FGD HFO Gas PAH (Borneff Six) emission factor (g/GJ) 4. low Nox burners 9 PF boiler.50 MW stoker firing 108 Boiler 20 .10E-11 5. flue gas recirculation 1 Dual fuel compression ignition engine (gas). light/medium/heavy fuel oil firing 42 Boiler 20 .50 MW other firing 108 Gas turbine 0 Boiler 20 .50 MW. distillate firing 28 Compession ignition engine.50 MW. SCR 40 Boiler 20 .80E-06 5.10E-11 3. wet limestone scrubbing. gas firing.50E-07 8.PFBC.

Abatement fitted Calculated Efficiency emission 7.54E+09 7776 0 22500000 0 0 0 92250 56250 99000 252000 299250 0 0.2E+09 kg/year Calculated emission 0 5832 0 1.046656 0 kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year kg/year 0 kg/year 0 kg/year OK Solid Liquid Gas Seek advice if no measured data OK Seek advice if no measured data OK OK Zero value acceptable for plant without SCR or SNCR OK Seek advice if no measured data Seek advice if no measured data Seek advice if no measured data OK OK OK OK OK Seek advice if no measured data OK Seek advice if no measured data Seek advice Seek advice .

Metals and compounds As and compounds total. Metals and compounds 3.2 (DCE) Dichloromethane (DCM) 0 Environmental Themes x x x x 0 0 0 92250 56250 99000 252000 299250 As and compounds Cd and compounds Cr and compounds Cu and compounds Hg and compounds Ni and compounds Pb and compounds Zn and compounds 3. as Hg x Ni and compounds total. as Cd x Cr and compounds total.Pollutants Substances / Identification Air Thresholds air in Likely to be emitted Calculated kg/yr from combustion emission processes EPER REPORT Substance 1. Chlorinated organic substances Dichloroethane-1. as Cu x Hg and compounds total. as Zn x CH4 CO CO2 HFCs N2O NH3 NMVOC NOx PFCs SF6 7200000000 SOx 2. Chlorinated organic substances x 1000 Dichloroethane-1. Environmental Themes 1. as Ni x Pb and compounds total. as Cr x Cu and compounds total.2 (DCE) x 1000 Dichloromethane (DCM) . as Pb x Zn and compounds total. as As x Cd and compounds total. CH4 x 100000 CO x CO2 x HFCs x N2O x NH3 x 500000 100000000 100 10000 10000 NMVOC x NOx as NO2 x 100000 100000 x x x 5832 4500000 7200000 x 1530000 0 22500000 x PFCs x SF6 x 100 50 x 150000 x 20 10 100 100 10 50 200 200 x SOx as SO2 2.

001 x PCDD+PCDF (dioxins+furans) 0 Pentachlorophenol (PCP) Tetrachloroethylene (PER) Tetrachloromethane (TCM) Trichlorobenzenes (TCB) Trichloroethane-1. Other compounds Aromatic 5. Other compounds Benzene x 1000 x 50 organic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons 4.1 (TCE) x 2000 Trichloroethylene (TRI) Trichloromethane x 500 Trichloromethane 4.1. Other organic compounds Benzene x 0.1. Other compounds Chlorine and inorganic as HCl compounds x Fluorine and inorganic as HF compounds x HCN x PM10 x 10000 x 0 5000 x 0 200 50000 x 0 Chlorine and compounds Fluorine and compounds HCN PM10 inorganic inorganic BRT= BELOW REPORTING THRESHOLD .1 (TCE) Trichloroethylene (TRI) x 10 Pentachlorophenol (PCP) x 2000 Tetrachloroethylene (PER) x 100 Tetrachloromethane (TCM) x 10 Trichlorobenzenes (TCB) x 100 Trichloroethane-1.046656 Polycyclic Hydrocarbons 5.Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) Hexachlorocyclohexan e(HCH) PCDD+PCDF (dioxins+furans) as Teq x 10 Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) x 10 Hexachlorocyclohexane(HCH) x 0.

Annual emission (kg/year) M/C/E BRT C 4500000 M BRT M Not likely to be significant 1530000 M Not significant for plant without SCR/SNCR 22500000 C BRT Not likely to be significant Seekadvice Not likely to be significant 7200000000 C BRT BRT BRT 92250 56250 99000 252000 299250 Not likely to be significant Not likely to be significant Seekadvice Seekadvice Seekadvice C C C C C Abbreviations M Measured C Calculated E Estimated BRT Below Reporting Threshold .

Not likely to be significant Not likely to be significant BRT Seekadvice Not likely to be significant Not likely to be significant Not likely to be significant Not likely to be significant Not likely to be significant Not likely to be significant Not likely to be significant Not likely to be significant BRT C BRT Seekadvice BRT Not likely to be significant BRT Seekadvice Seekadvice .