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Development of an integrated approach for the assessment of abatement strategies of Particulate Matter concentrations in Germany = Entwicklung Eines Integrierten Ansatzes für die Bewertung von Strategien zur Verminderung der Feinstaubbelastung in Deutschland

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Author: Theloke, J. · Builtjes, P. · Stern, R. · Appelhans, J. · Dämmgen, U. · Friedrich, R. · Geftler, T. · Haenel, D. · Handke, V. · Jörß, W. · Gon, H.D. van der · Kummer, U. · Köble, R. · Thiruchittampalam, B.
Institution: TNO Bouw en Ondergrond
Source:VDI Berichte, 2035, 151-160
Identifier: 240804
Keywords: Climate · Air pollution · Concentration (process) · Cost effectiveness · Laws and legislation · Abatement strategies · International legislation · Particles (particulate matter)


According to projected and modelled ambient air concentrations, large scale exceedances of PM10 limit values in Germany will continue despite implementation of current national and international legislation. Identification of the causes of these (current and projected) exceedances is crucial to develop successful mitigation options. Furthermore, it is necessary to examine in what way further national abatement measures are able to effectively ensure the PM10 limit values as well as the expected PM2.5 limit values in the near future. This paper presents a method that is suitable to determine the causes for exceedances of PM10 and to identify appropriate and cost efficient abatement measures to reduce the PM10 concentrations in Germany. The contribution from transboundary transported particle precursors as well as the influence of biogenic and natural emission sources are explicitly considered in this methodology. About 100 measures for all considered emission sources and pollutants will be assessed. Nearly 300 concentration scenarios will be calculated and evaluated. The progress of the work is being documented.