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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
Other VOC impact on NEX
Version:
1999
Date Completed:
1999
Principal Method Name:
EPS: global warming, fertilisation and oxidant pathways
Method Description:
NEX is Normalised EXtinction of species.


The characterisation factor is determined by an equivalency method using CO2 as a
reference for global warming effects and ethylene as a reference for oxidant effects. The equivalency factor for CO2 fertilisation is 46/14 = 3.29, where 46 is the molecular
weight of CO2 and 14 of CH2.
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:
Including emissions from anywhere at the globe 1990 and considering a residence time of several days for VOC and its reaction products, the environmental system will also be global. For the global warming pathways, the same system borders as for CO2 is relevant, i.e. 100 years.
Notes:

Existing Characterisation Factors of Other VOC impact on NEX
Characterisation Parameter Category Indicator Impact Indication Principle Aspect Substance Quantity Unit Notes
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
1,2,3,-tri-metylbenzene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
1,2,4,-tri-metylbenzene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
1,3,5,-tri-metylbenzene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
1-butene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
1-pentene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
2-butene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
2-m-1-butene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
2-m-2-butene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
2-methylheptane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
2-methylnonane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
2-metylokane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
2-metylpentane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
2-pentene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
3-metylpentane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Acetaldehyde 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Acetone 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Acetylene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Acrolein 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Allyl chloride 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
But-2-iol 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Butanol 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Butylene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Butyraldehyde 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Dimethylester 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Dimethylether 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Ethane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Ethanol 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Ethyl acetate 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Ethylbenzene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Hexane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
I-butane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
I-butanol 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
I-butylacetate 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
I-butyraldehyde 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
I-pentane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
I-propanol 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
I-propylbenzene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Isoprene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Methanol 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Methyl ethyl ketone 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Methyl i-butyl ketone 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Methylchloroform 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
M-ethyltoluene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Metylcyclohexane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
M-xylene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
N-butane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
N-butylacetate 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
N-decane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
N-heptane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
N-nonane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
N-oktane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
N-pentane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
N-propylbenzene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
N-undecane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
O-ethyltoluene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
O-xylene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
P-ethyltoluene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Propane 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Propionaldehyde 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Propylene glycol methylether 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Propylene glycol methylether acetate 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
P-xylene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Toluene 1.39E-13 NEX/kg
CFactor NEX EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
Valeraldehyde 1.39E-13 NEX/kg