Country-specific emission factors for biomass combustion in residential and agriculture sectors

  • S. Byčenkienė
  • I. Konstantinavičiūtė
  • K. Plauškaitė
  • N. Striūgas
  • T. Vonžodas
  • M. Sadeckas
  • N. Pedišius
  • R. Juodka
  • R. Juška
  • V. Juškienė
Keywords: national emissions, emission factor, residential, energy, biomass, agriculture


In this research carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), ammonia (NH3) and total suspended particles (TSP) were measured, and national emission factors (EF) were determined. Although biomass is commonly used in the residential sector and releases a large part of pollutants in the atmosphere, due to lack of well-documented investigations on air pollutants EFs of wood burning it is difficult to set up representative country-specific emission factors in Lithuania. This study is focused on biomass combustion in the residential sector in order to provide data for country- and technology-specific national EFs. The study has estimated EFs of CO, NOx, NMVOC, TSP and NH3 from biomass burning in the residential and agriculture sectors, respectively, using four-step methodology according to the exhaust gas analysis.
Environmental Physics