UNUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

CONVENTION ON LONG-RANGE TRANSBOUNDARY AIR POLLUTION
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

 


Besides the common abbreviations, symbols and terms, the following have been used:

In tables on the status of ratification
 

R Ratification
Ac Accession
Ap Approval
At Acceptance
Sc Succession

(1) With declaration upon signature.
(2) With declaration upon ratification.
(3) For the Kingdom in Europe.
(4) Including the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, the United Kingdom Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekhelia on the Island of Cyprus.
(5) Including the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, the Isle of Man.
(6) Not applying to the Faeroe Islands and Greenland.

In the flow chart
 

ICP International Cooperative Programme
TF Task Force
WG Working Group
CC Coordination Centre
CCC Chemical Coordinating Centre
CCE Coordination Center for Effects
MRC  Main research Centre
MSC-E Meteorological Synthesizing Centre-East
MSC-W Meteorological Synthesizing Centre-West 
PC  Programme Centre
PCC Programme Coordination Centre 

 In the legal texts of the convention and its protocols
 

Currencies
DM Deutsche mark
ECU European currency unit
US$ United States dollar

 

Organizations, centres and programmes

ECE  Economic Commission for Europe
EMEP Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe
MSC-E Meteorological Synthesizing Centre-East
MSC-W Meteorological Synthesizing Centre-West
SAPRC  Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, Los Angeles, United States of America
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

Weights and measures
 

C Celsius
g Gram
GJ Gigajoule
h Hour
K Kelvin
kg Kilogram
km Kilometre
km2 Square kilometre
kPa Kilopascal
kt Kilotonne
kWel Kilowatt (electric)
kWh Kilowatt-hour
m2 quare metre
m3 Cubic metre
mg  Milligram
MW Megawatt
MWel  Megawatt (electric)
MWth Megawatt (thermal)
t Tonne

 



 

 

Technical and scientific abbreviations

A BC D E F G H I J L K MN O P Q RS T U VW X Y Z
 

AC Activated carbon process
AD Air dried
AS  Ammonia scrubbing
BBF Biased-burner-firing
BE Bitumen emulsion
BFBC Bubbling fluidized bed combustion
BOOS Burner-out-of-service
CCGT Combined cycle gas turbine
CFBC Circulating fluidized bed combustion
CFC Chlorofluorocarbon
CNG  Compressed natural gas
CO Carbon monoxide
CO Carbon dioxide
DBB Dry bottom boiler
EBDS Electron beam dry scrubbing
EGR Exhaust gas recirculation
FBC Fluidized bed combustion
FGD Flue gas desulphurization
FGR Flue gas recirculation
HDV Heavy-duty vehicle
IC engine Internal combustion engine
IFNR In-furnace-NOx-reduction reburning
IGCC Integrated gasification combined cycle
LEA Low excess air combustion
LNB Low NOx burner
LPG Liquefied petroleum gas
LWS Lime/limestone wet scrubbing
MIR Maximum incremental reactivity
NH3 Ammonia
NO Nitrogen oxide
NO2 Nitrogen dioxide
NOx Nitrogen oxides
N2O Dinitrogen monoxide
O Ozone
OBD  On-board diagnostic system
OFA Over fire air combustion
PF Pulverized fuel
PFBC Pressurized fluidized bed combustion
POCP  Photochemical ozone creation potential
ppb Parts per billion
ppmv Parts per million by volume
RAP Reduced air preheat
RVP Reid vapour pressure
SCR  Selective catalytic reduction
SDA Spray dry absorption
SNCR Selective non-catalytic reduction
SO2 Sulphur dioxide
SO3 Sulphur trioxide
SO Sulphur oxides
SOMA  Sulphur oxides management area
STP Standard temperature (0 C) and pressure (1.013 x 105 Pa)
TOMA Tropospheric ozone management area
UV Ultraviolet
VOC Volatile organic compound
WBB Wet bottom boiler
WL Wellman Lord process
WSA Wet sulphuric acid catalytic process

 

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