The first EISSA application was implemented for the Flemish Environment Agency (VMM) as part of a project on inventorying and reporting emissions of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to the air. Currently, several EISSA applications aiming at estimating and analyzing emissions stemming from residential heating are under development: a Flemish application funded by the Flemish Environment Agency (VMM) and different applications in Eastern Europe in the framework of a LIFE Integrated Project funded by the European Commission.
In this project an EISSA application, enabling emission estimation of persistent organic pollutants (POP’s) and the spatial allocation thereof, was developed. The tool comprises about 34 POP’s, 8 main sectors split into several subsectors and sources, and several years (1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010). This system is unique because of its generic, flexible, modular character and its explicit geographical approach. It supports a bottom‐up approach to the problem, including accurate estimates and detailed location of (point, line and surface) sources. Furthermore, it provides ready‐to‐use emission estimates for air quality models operating at different spatial scales.
An EISSA application to compute and analyze emissions stemming from residential heating (including households, agriculture and horticulture, and the tertiary sector) in Flanders is being developed. The estimation of the emissions will occur on a tier-2 level in which emission factors not depend solely on the fuel type, but also on the type and age of the heating installation.Moreover, the computed emissions of different air pollutants will geographically be allocated as precisely as possible on the basis of available information and this both, by municipality and per km2.
In this project, under the action ‘Interregional Modelling’, an inter-regional framework for both emissions and air quality modelling will be developed. The emission modelling component will build on the existing EISS framework. EISSA will be adapted and applied to compile high resolution residential emission inventories for the different sub-regions (Małopolska and Silesia Region in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia). These emissions will then be integrated in a trans-boundary emission data set, required for regional air quality modelling.