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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
HF impact on wood
Version:
1999
Date Completed:
1999
Principal Method Name:
EPS: secondary aerosol pathway
Method Description:
Model for secondary aerosol pathway

The characterisation factor is determined by an equivalency method using PM10 as a reference.

Equivalency factor

The same equivalency factor is used as in "HF impact on severe morbidity", i.e. 1.80 kg ‘effective’ PM10/kg HF.

Calculation of characterisation factor

According to "PM10 impact on wood" there are 0.00991 kg wood lost per kg PM10.
This will give 1.80*0.00991 = 0.0178 kg wood lost per kg HF.
Literature Reference:
Steen B (1999b): A systematic approach to environmental priority strategies in product development (EPS). Version 2000 – Models and data of the default method CPM report Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
Methodological Range:
The system is global and the time period is 1990.
Notes:

Existing Characterisation Factors of HF impact on wood
Characterisation Parameter Category Indicator Impact Indication Principle Aspect Substance Quantity Unit Notes
CFactor Wood EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
HF 0.0178 kg/kg secondary aerosol pathway