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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
N2O impact on nuisance
Date Completed:
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

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).

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