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.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Updated UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual inventories following incorporation of the provisions of decision 14/CP.11. 2006.
Available online at: http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2006/sbsta/eng/09.pdf
Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Reporting Instructions. Section 1.1, "Source/sink categories."
Available online at: http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/gl/guidelin/ch1ri.pdf