|Keywords||Air pollutants, air quality, emission allocation, gridded data, GIS|
|Abstract||In this paper, a detailed spatial allocated emissions inventory for Cyprus is presented. Top-down and bottom-up methodologies are implemented and emissions are estimated from all anthropogenic sources for the reference year 2002 with the aid of state-of-the-art algorithms. Emission factors representative for the situation in Cyprus, in the case of major industrial units, and default emission factors for the rest emission sources are adopted. Main results indicate that power generation and road transport are the major contributors to total emissions. Power generation share was 36% in total CO2, 62% in total SΟ2, 20% in total NOx and 55% in total Ν2Ο emissions, while the share of road transport was 29% in CO2, 22% in SΟ2, 35% in NOx and 6% in Ν2Ο emissions. Furthermore, comparisons to other existing emission inventories for Cyprus and official national emission data are presented and differences are partially explained. A GIS-based approach is applied to generate, organize and spatially allocate emissions data in a 5x5 km² grid. GIS-aided spatial overlay techniques are used and maps of spatial allocation factors and gridded emissions data are produced and presented, showing that highest emission densities appear in cells, which include large industrial plants and/or cover urban areas.|
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|Evripidou C||Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, P.O.B. 487, P.C. 541 24, Thessaloniki, Greece||2|
|Mesimeris T||ECOGNOSIA, 46 Mekodonitissis Avenue, P.C. 240 05, Nicosia, Cyprus||3|
|Papastavros C||ECOGNOSIA, 46 Mekodonitissis Avenue, P.C. 240 05, Nicosia, Cyprus||3|
|Papastavrou M||ECOGNOSIA, 46 Mekodonitissis Avenue, P.C. 240 05, Nicosia, Cyprus||2|
|Pentaliotis A||Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, P.O.B. 487, P.C. 541 24, Thessaloniki, Greece||2|
|Sidiropoulos C||Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Process Equipment Design Laboratory, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greecefirstname.lastname@example.org||7|
|Tsilingiridis G||Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle Universityemail@example.com||21|
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