Definition of 6B Wastewater Handling Source Category
Methane and nitrous oxide are produced from anaerobic decomposition of organic matter by bacteria in sewage facilitiesand from food processing and other industrial facilities duringwastewater handling. N2O may also be released from wastewaterhandling and human waste. Methane emissions are covered in6 B 1 and 6 B 2, nitrous oxide emissions in 6 B 2.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Revised 1996 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Houghton, J.T., Meira Filho, L.G., Lim, B., Tréanton, K., Mamaty, I., Bonduki, Y., Griggs, D.J. and Callander, B.A. (Eds).. IPCC/OECD/IEA, 1997.
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