5.C.1.b v - Cremation

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


Short description

NFR Code Name of Category Method AD EF Key Category 1
5.C.1.b v Cremation CS NS D, CS no key category


Emissions from cremation are not a key source and of minor priority. Since March 1997, a national legal ordinance for cremation plants nationwide is in force (27. BImSchV).

Activity data

Activity data for this category are based on data from the statistics of the "Bundesverband Deutscher Bestatter e.V."

Emission factors

Emission factors used are default values from the EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016 as well as new national data for POPs from the research project "POP- und Hg-Emissionen aus abfallwirtschaftlichen Anlagen" - Teilvorhaben zum Globalvorhaben „Überprüfung des Standes der Technik der Emissionen prioritärer Schadstoffe für einzelne Industriebranchen (Kleinfeuerungsanlagen und abfallwirtschaftliche Anlagen)“.

EF for TSP, PM10, and PM2.5 derive from the research study "Studie zur Korngrößenverteilung (PM10 und PM2.5) von Staubemissionen" [1].


Recalculations have been carried out compared to the 2017 Submission due to updated AD and emission factors for POPs.

For pollutant-specific information on recalculated emission estimates reported for Base Year and 2015, please see the pollutant specific recalculation tables following chapter 8.1 - Recalculations.

Planned improvements

At the moment, no category specific improvements are planned.

1. Dreiseidler, A.; Baumbach, G.; Pregger, T.; Obermeier, A. (1999): Studie zur Korngrößenverteilung (< PM10 und < PM2,5) von Staubemissionen. UBA-Forschungsbericht 297 44 853, Umweltbundesamt Berlin
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