|Characterisation Method Name:|
|HCI impact on base cat-ion capacity|
|Principal Method Name:|
|EPS: equivalency method using SO2 as a reference|
The characterisation factor is determined by an equivalency method using SO2 as a reference.
Due to its lower molecular weight 1 kg of hydrogen chloride will give (64/2)/36 = 0.89
times as much protons as one kg of sulphur dioxide.
Calculation of characterisation factor
For each kg of SO2 there is 1.56 equivalents of base cat-ions reserves depleted. (SO2 impact on base cat-ion capacity)
The characterisation factor of HCl for depletion of soil base cat-ions are therefore
0.89*1.56 = 1.39 equivalents/ kg HCl.
|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|
|The system is global and the time period is 1990. The system borders are wide enough to contain all of the modelled impact quantity (base cat-ion reserves). The response time for the modelled quantity is normally in the order of days to weeks. The area affected by a local emission is mainly within 1000 km.|
|Characterisation Parameter||Category Indicator||Impact Indication Principle||Aspect||Substance||Quantity||Unit||Notes|
|CFactor||Base cat-ion capacity||EPS/2000||
|HCl||1.39||H+ mole equivalence/kg|