Definition of 2B3 Adipic Acid Production Source Category
Adipic acid is used in the manufacture of a large number of products including synthetic fibres, coatings, plastics, urethane foams, elastomers and synthetic lubricants. The production of Nylon 6.6 accounts for the bulk of adipic acid use. The main greenhouse gas emitted from adipic acid production is nitrous oxide.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Prepared by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme, Eggleston H.S., Buenida L., Miwa K., Ngara T., and Tanabe K. (eds.). IGES, 2006.
Available online at: http://www.ipcc-tfi.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/index.html