Nitric Acid

Please first consult the PDF documents for advice on the use of the corresponding spreadsheets. General guidance on developing an inventory can be found in the Corporate Standard.


The Nitric acid tool allows the N2O emissions from nitric acid production to be estimated. It requires data on the amount of nitric acid produced. The tool also calculates any emissions reductions associated with the use of emissions control technologies.


Nitric acid plants have other greenhouse gas sources, such as the fuels used in energy production. All sources that are typically associated with a Nitric acid plant are listed below. Please consult the full listing for other potentially relevant tools.

Downloads

Direct Emissions (Emission sources owned or controlled by you)

These sources are considered Scope 1 for reporting purposes

N2O emissions from the production of nitric acid
Guidance Document (34 Kb)
Excel Worksheet (53 Kb)
Version: 2.0
Release date: March 2008
GHG emissions from stationary combustion
Guidance Document (1.7 Mb)
Excel Worksheet (1.7 Mb)
Version: 4.0
Release date: October 2010
GHG emissions from transport or mobile sources
Excel Worksheet (1.0 Mb)
Version: 2.0
Release date: June 2009

Indirect Emissions (Emissions from use of purchased electricity, heat or steam)

These sources are considered Scope 2 for reporting purposes

GHG emissions from purchased electricity
Guidance Document (206 Kb)
Excel Worksheet (1.4 Mb)
Version: 4.0
Release date: September 2010
Allocation of Emissions from a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant
Guidance Document (231 Kb)
Excel Worksheet (50 Kb)
Version: 1.0
Release date: September 2006

Other Indirect Emissions (All other emission sources)

These sources are considered Scope 3 for reporting purposes

GHG emissions from transport or mobile sources
Excel Worksheet (1.0 Mb)
Version: 2.0
Release date: June 2009

Additional Guidance Documents

These additional documents provide further clarification on quantification and reporting issues

A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Corporate Standard)
Guidance Document (3.5 Mb)
Base Year Adjustments
Guidance Document (143 Kb)
Categorizing GHG Emissions Associated with Leased Assets
Guidance Document (105 Kb)
Measurement and Estimation Uncertainty of GHG Emissions
Guidance Document (227 Kb)
Excel Worksheet (57 Kb)
Version: 1.0
Release date: September 2003