Last reviewed on 10-02-2020

Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (13th Edition - Last updated on 10-15-2020)

♦ Category: Industrial Processes and Product Use

IPCC: 2B2 - Chemical Industry - Nitric Acid Production
Sector: Industrial : Manufacturing : Chemicals & Allied Products : Nitric Acid

♦ Activity: Nitric acid production -

♦ Greenhouse gas: Nitrous oxide ( N2O )

► Year 2005 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 178.25 tonnes of N2O Emitted (53,119 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: Emissions estimated from California's production capacity and subsequently reported emissions.
Reference: ARB (2016). Technical support document on GHG inventory methodologies for the 2000-2014 inventory. See Discussion of emissions from nitric acid production available at:

● Activity level used in calculations —

Basis: None
Reference: Not Applicable.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Not applicable
Constant: Global warming potential of N2O = 298
Reference: IPCC (2007). Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Solomon S., Qin D., Manning M., Chen Z., Marquis M., Averyt K.B., Tignor M., and Miller H.L. (eds.). #

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity (derived from values listed above) —

Amount: Not Applicable