List of Abbreviations

Last updated on 09 Oct 2018 06:49 (cf. Authors)

AbfAblV Ordinance on Environmentally Compatible Storage of Waste from Human Settlements and on Biological Waste-Treatment Facilities (Abfallablagerungsverordnung - AbfAblV)
ABL Old German Länder - Alte Bundesländer
AD Activity Data
AGEB Working Group on Energy Balances - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen
AK Working group (Arbeitskreis)
ALH All other deciduous trees with high life expectancies (Tree-species group as defined within the Federal Forest Inventory (BWI))
ALN All other deciduous trees with low life expectancies (Tree-species group as defined within the BWI)
ANCAT Abatement of Nuisances from Civil Air Transport
AR Activity rate
AWMS Animal Waste Management System
B0 Maximal CH4-production capacity
BAFA Federal Office of Economics and Export Control - Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle
BASt Federal Highway Research Institute - Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen
BAT Best Available Technique
BDZ Federal Association of the German Cement Industry - Bundesverband der Deutschen Zementindustrie e.V.
BEF Biomass expansion factors
BEU Balance of emissions sources for stationary and mobile combustion processes - Bilanz der Emissionsursachen für stationäre und mobile Verbrennungsprozesse
BGR Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources - Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe
BGW Federal Association of the German Gas and Water Industry - Bundesverband der deutschen Gas- and Wasserwirtschaft
BHD Breast-height diameter: tree-trunk diameter at a height of 1.30 m above the ground
BHKW micro-CHP (CHP = combined heat/power generating system - Blockheizkraftwerk
BImSchV Statutory Ordinance under the Federal Immission Control Act - Bundes-Immissionsschutzverordnung
BMU Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
BMELV Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
BMVG Federal Ministry of Defence
BMWi Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
BoHE Main survey on soil use - Bodennutzungshaupterhebung
BREF BAT (Best Available Technique) Reference Documents
BSB Biological oxygen demand (BOD)
BSB5 Biological oxygen demand (BOD) within 5 days
BV Kalk German Lime Association - Bundesverband der Deutschen Kalkindustrie
BWI Federal Forest Inventory - Bundeswaldinventur
BZE Survey of soil condition - Bodenzustandserhebung
C2F6 Hexafluoroethane
CAPIEL Coordinating Committee for the Associations of Manufacturers of Industrial Electrical Switchgear and Controlgear in the European Union
CFC Chlorofluorocarbons (= Fluorchlorkohlenwasserstoffe (FCKW))
CH4 Methane
CLRTAP Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
CO Carbon monoxide
CO2 Carbon dioxide
Corg Organic carbon stored in the soil
CORINAIR Coordination of Information on the Environment, sub-project: Air
CORINE Coordinated Information on the Environment
COPERT Tool for Road Transport Emission-Calculation
CRF Common Reporting Format
CSB Chemical oxygen demand (COD)
D Germany (Deutschland)
D7 Tree-trunk diameter at a height of 7 m above the ground
DEHSt German Emissions Trading Authority - Deutsche Emissionshandelsstelle
DESTATIS Federal Statistical Office - Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland
DFIU Franco-German Institute for Environmental Research, at the University of Karlsruhe
DG Landfill gas (Deponiegas)
DGMK German Scientific Society for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Coal - Deutsche Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Erdöl, Erdgas und Kohle e.V.
DIN Deutsche Industrienorm (DIN standard)
DIW German Institute for Economic Research - Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
DLR German Aerospace Center - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
DMKW Diesel-engine power stations
DN N in wastewater
DOC Degradable Organic carbon
DOCF Fraction of DOC dissimilated
DTKW Steam-turbine power stations
DVGW German Association of Gas and Water Professionals (Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas- und Wasserfachs e.V.)
EBZ Line-number in the NEB (Energiebilanzzeile
EEA European Environment Agency
EECA European Electronic Component Manufacturers Association
EEG Renewable Energy Sources Act - Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz; text in Federal Law Gazette Part I No. 40 of 31 July 2004, p. 1918 ff.
EF Emission factor
EI Emissions index = Emission factor
EKA Einwohner mit Kläranlagenanschluss (Inhabitants connected to wastewater-treatment systems)
EL Extra light (heating oil)
EM Emission
EMEP Co-operative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-Range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe
EMEV Emissions-relevant energy consumption (Emissionsrelevanter Energieverbrauch)
ESIA European Semiconductor Industry Association
EU European Union
EU-EH European Emissions Trading System (ETS; Europäischer Emissionshandel)
EUROCONTROL European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
EUROSTAT Statistical Office of the European Communities
EW Population equivalents (Einwohnerzahl)
FA Combustion systems
FAP Co-ordinating expert (Fachlicher Ansprechpartner), assigned to organize the work in specific NaSE source categories
FAL Federal Agricultural Research Institute
FAO United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation
FCKW Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs; Fluorchlorkohlenwasserstoffe)
F gases Fluorinated hydrocarbons
FHW District heating stations
FKW Perfluorocarbons (PFCs; Fluorkohlenwasserstoffe)
FKZ Research index (Forschungskennziffer)
FV Relevant expert (Fachverantwortlicher) assigned to cover specific NaSE source categories
FWL Thermal output from combustion (Feuerungswärmeleistung)
GAS-EM GASeous EMissions – A calculation programme for emissions from agriculture
GEREF GERman Emission Factor Database
GFA Large combustion systems (Großfeuerungsanlagen)
GG Total weight (Gesamtgewicht)
GIS Gas-insulated switching systems
GMBL Joint Ministerial Gazette (Gemeinsames Ministerialblatt)
GMKW Gas-engine power stations
GPG Good Practice Guidance
GT Gas turbines
GTKW Gas-turbine power stations
GuD Gas and steam turbine power stations
GWP Global Warming Potential
HBEFA Handbook Emission Factors for Road Transport; emission-factor data base for road vehicles, compiled and pubslished by INFRAS
HDV Heavy-Duty Vehicle (Trucks & Lorries)
HFC Hydrofluorocarbons (German: Wasserstoffhaltige Fluorkohlenwasserstoffe – HFKW)
HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (German: Wasserstoffhaltige Fluorchlorkohlenwasserstoffe – HFCKW)
HQG Key category (Hauptquellgruppe); includes both emissions sources and sinks.
HS-GIS High-voltage and gas-insulated switching systems
IAI International Aluminium Institute
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
'IE' Included elsewhere
IEA International Energy Agency
IEF Implied emission factor
IfE Institute for Energy and Environment - Institut für Energetik und Umwelt
ifeu Institute for Energy and Environmental Research - Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung, Heidelberg
IKW Industrial power stations (Industriekraftwerk)
IMA Interministerial Working Group - Interministerielle Arbeitsgruppe
IMO International Maritime Organization
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPPU Industrial Processes and Product Use
K Fuel input for power generation (direct drive)
k.A. keine Angabe (no entry)
KP Kyoto Protocol
KS Sewage sludge (Klärschlamm)
kt kilotonnes
L Level (used in the level assessment pursuant to IPCC Good Practice Guidance)
LDV Light-Duty Vehicle
LF Agriculturally used land (Landwirtschaftlich genutzte Flächen)
LTO Landing/take-off cycle
LUCF Land-use change and forestry
LULUCF Land use, land-use change and forestry
MBA Mechanical-biological waste treatment - Mechanisch-Biologische Abfallbehandlung)
MCF Methane Conversion Factor
MFC Methane Correction Factor: factor for quality of landfill-gas management
MS Medium voltage
MSW Amount of municipal waste stored
M2W Motorized Two-Wheeler
MVA Waste incineration plant - Müllverbrennungsanlage
MW Megawatt
N2O Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
'NA' Not applicable
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NaSE National System of Emissions Inventories
NBL New German Länder
NCV Net Calorific Value
'NE' Not estimated
NEAT Non-energy Emission Accounting Tables
NEB National Energy Balance (compiled and published by AGEB)
NEC National emission ceilings for certain air pollutants, pursuant to Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain air pollutants
NEV Non-energy-related consumption (Nichtenergetischer Verbrauch)
NFR Nomenclature for Reporting (new format for reporting to UN ECE)
NFZ Utility vehicles (Nutzfahrzeuge)
NH3 Ammonia
NIR National Inventory Report
NMVOC Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds
'NO' Not occurring
NO Nitrogen monoxide
NSCR Non-selective catalytic reduction
OCF One-component foam (installation foam)
OX Oxidation factor
PAH(s) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon(s) (German: Polycyclische aromatische Kohlenwasserstoffe (PAK))
PARTEMIS Measurement and prediction of emissions of aerosols and gaseous precursors from gas turbine engines
PC Passenger Car
PCCD/F Polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxins/-furans
PF Process furnaces
PFC(s) Perfluorocarbons
PM2.5 Particulate Matter with an aerodynamical diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers
PM10 Particulate Matter with an aerodynamical diameter of less than 10 micrometers
POP(s) Persistend Organic Pollutant(s)
PU Polyurethane
QK Quality control (QC)
QS Quality assurance (QA)
QSE Quality System for Emissions Inventories
REA Flue gas desulphurising plant (German: Rauchgasentschwefelungsanlage)
ROE Oil equivalent - Rohöleinheiten
RSt Raw steel
RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research - Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
S Fuel input for power generation
S Heavy (German: schwer); used in describing types of heating oil
S&A report Synthesis and Assessment Report
SA Heavy (German: schwer) and low in sulphur (German: schwefelarm); used in describing types of heating oil
SCR Selective Catalytic Reduction
SF6 Sulphur hexafluoride
SKE Hard-coal units - Steinkohleneinheit
SNAP Selected Nomenclature for Air Pollution
SO2 Sulphur dioxide
STEAG STEAG stock corporation: large electricity producer in Germany
T Trend (used in the level assessment pursuant to IPCC Good Practice Guidance)
TA Luft Technical instructions on air quality control; First General Administrative Provision on the Federal Immission Control Act - Technische Anleitung Luft
TAN Total Ammoniacal Nitrogen
TJ terajoules
THG Greenhouse gases (Treibhausgase = GHG)
TM Dry mass - Trockenmasse
TOC Total Organic Carbon
TREMOD Transport Emission Model; developed and maintained by ifeu
TREMOD AV Transport Emission Model - Aviation; developed and maintained by ifeu
TREMOD MM Transport Emission Model - Mobile Machinery; developed and maintained by ifeu
TS Dry matter - Trockenstoff
TÜV Certifying body for technical and product safety - Technischer Überwachungs-Verein
TVF Tonne of utilisable production - Tonne verwertbare Förderung
UBA Federal Environment Agency - Umweltbundesamt
UN ECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UN FCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UN United Nations
UStatG Environmental Statistics Act (Umweltstatistikgesetz)
VDEW Electricity Industry Association - Verband der Elektrizitätswirtschaft e.V.
VDI Association of German Engineers - Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V.
VDN Association of network operators - Verband der Netzbetreiber
VDZ German Cement Works Association (Verein Deutscher Zementwerke e.V.
VfmD Solid cubic meters of standing timber - Vorratsfestmeter Derbholz
VGB Technical association of operators of large power stations - Technische Vereinigung der Großkraftwerksbetreiber e.V.
VIK Association of the Energy and Power Industry - Verband der Industriellen Energie- and Kraftwirtschaft e.V., Essen
VOC(s) Volatile Organic Compounds
W Fuel input for heat generation
WS WS = Portion of a specific waste water treatment system (e.g. aerobic, anaerobic)
XPS Extruded polystyrene
ZSE Central System of Emissions (CSE)
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