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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
N2O impact on nuisance
Version:
1999
Date Completed:
1999
Principal Method Name:
EPS: NOx-transformation pathway
Method Description:
Model for NOx-transformation pathway

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

In "N2O impact on YOLL", the equivalency factor was determined to 1.35 kg NOx (NO2).

The characterisation factor of NOx for nuisance is determined in "NOx impact on nuisance" to 2.41E-03 person-years/kg NOx. Therefore the characterisation factor of N2O for morbidity is 1.35*2.41E-03 = 3.25E03 person-years /kg N2O.

Literature Reference:
Houghton, J.T Jenkins, G.J. and Ephraums, J.J., (Ed.) (1990) Climate change The IPCC scientific assessment. Cambridge University Press
Methodological Range:
The impact is of global character. The modelled system is therefore global. The temporal system borders are 100 years (1990-2090). The society effected is the one described in IPCC scenario IS92A. (IPCC, 1990).
Notes:

Existing Characterisation Factors of N2O impact on nuisance
Characterisation Parameter Category Indicator Impact Indication Principle Aspect Substance Quantity Unit Notes
CFactor Nuisance EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
N2O 3.25E-03 p yr/kg NOx-transformation pathway