Projects

2012 - Specific emissions to the surface waters for the Port of Antwerp area

LOCATION
Belgium, Port of Antwerp
DATE
2011-2012
CONTACT
Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen: Johan Van Cleemput, Eric de Deckere
PARTNERS
Deltares, VITO
DESCRIPTION

Commissioned by the Antwerp Port Authority, Deltares and VITO developed an inventory of port specific emissions to the surface water in the Antwerp port area. The emphasis is on the emissions from diffuse sources: PAHs, heavy metals and nutrients. In addition, the project carries out a comparison of the emissions calculated with the data already available from the Emission Inventory Water (EIW) of the Flemish Environment Agency (VMM). Based on data from the Dutch Emission Inventory, the Flemish Emission Inventory and water data from the Port Authority, estimates are produced for some 16 emission sources covered by the activities maritime, inland waterways, rail, road, disasters and civil engineering.