Emission Inventories

Air Noise Environment Pty Ltd has been involved in preparing emissions inventories and estimates for a range of companies and operations over the last 14 years, including surveys of industrial areas containing many manufacturing operations. With the recent changes in legislative requirements, our experience in emissions inventories is increasingly being sought with respect to greenhouse gas emissions, and compilation of Greenhouse Challenge reports.

Completing an air quality emission inventory involves inspecting a premises or operation to determine the emissions to air from the activities, facilities and landholdings at a particular location. Air quality emission inventories involve the identification of releases, or the potential for releases, of particulate, gaseous or odour. Our practical experience in emissions measurement assist us to provide a realistic approach to these assessments, as we are not solely reliant on published data to verify calculated emissions.

Where air dispersion modelling is to be completed for a proposed project or an expansion of an existing facility, an air emissions inventory of an existing similar operation is often used to provide data relating to emissions for the modelling exercise.

ANE is also involved in the development of emission estimation techniques, which are commonly referred to when completing emissions estimation based on details of a given source type, throughput and duration.

Examples of project experience include:

  • NPI reporting for mines operated by Peabody Resouces in Central Queensland (2010 and 2011 reporting years).
  • Air emissions inventory and NPI reporting calculations for Townsville Airport.
  • Revision of the National Pollutant Inventory Emission Estimation Technique (EET) Handbook for Combustion in Boilers.
  • Determination of particulate emission rates from surfaces in coal mines, to allow development of alternative emission estimation techniques for mining activities.
  • Air emissions inventory for an area of remnant industries in the recently redeveloped Bulimba precinct, to determine the potential for impacts on medium and high density residential uses.
  • Emissions inventory for existing remnant industries within the proposed Hamilton North Shore development, to allow assessment of the potential for air quality impacts on proposed residential and commercial development.
  • Revision of the National Pollutant Inventory Emission Estimation Technique (EET) Handbook for Waste Oil recycling.

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