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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
PM10 impact on wood
Date Completed:
Principal Method Name:
EPS : Global warming pathway
Method Description:

The characterisation factor is determined by an equivalency method using CO2 as a

Equivalency factor

The GWP100 for PM10 was determined to 8.54.

Calculation of characterisation factor

The global warming pathway specific
characterisation factor for CO2 with respect to wood was determined to 0.00116 kg wood per kg CO2. Thus we obtain the characterisation factor for PM10 to 8.54*(-0.00116) = 0.00991 kg wood per kg PM10.

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:
For reasons mentioned in "PM10 impact on YOLL" global system borders are chosen. The time period investigated is the year 1990.

Existing Characterisation Factors of PM10 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 = *
PM10 0.00991 kg/kg Global warming pathway