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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (First Edition - Last updated on 11/19/2007)

♦ Category: Waste

IPCC: 4A1 - Solid Waste Disposal - Managed Waste Disposal Sites
Sector: Industrial : Landfills

♦ Activity: Landfill emissions - Landfill gas

♦ Greenhouse gas: Nitrous oxide ( N2O )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 0 tonne of N2O Emitted (0 tonne CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Landfill Emissions] * [Landfill gas N2O emission]
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Eggleston H.S., Buendia L., Miwa K., Ngara T., and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.5, Chap. 5. Published: IGES, Japan. (IPCC FOD Mathematically Exact Model used with Landfill Survey Inputs.) http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/5_Volume5/V5_3_Ch3_SWDS.pdf

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Landfill emissions = 41,773,477,201 scf of Landfill gas
Basis: Model
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Eggleston H.S., Buendia L., Miwa K., Ngara T., and Tanabe K. (eds). Vol.5, Chap. 5. Published: IGES, Japan. (IPCC FOD Mathematically Exact Model used with Landfill Survey Inputs.) http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/5_Volume5/V5_3_Ch3_SWDS.pdf

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Landfill gas N2O emission = 0 g / scf
Reference: ARB (2009). Technical Support Document for California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and 1990 Emissions Level. California Air Resources Board. (March 2009). Available online at: /cc/inventory/doc/methods_v1/ghg_inventory_technical_support_document.pdf
Constant: Global warming potential of N2O = 310
Reference: IPCC (1996). Second Assessment Report. Climate Change 1995: WG I - The Science of Climate Change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; J.T. Houghton, L.G. Meira Filho, B.A. Callander, N. Harris, A. Kattenberg, and K. Maskell (eds.); Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, U.K.

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity —

Amount: 0 g of N2O per scf of Landfill gas
0 g of CO2eq. per scf of Landfill gas
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