Emission limit value

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An emission limit value is a limit value that is used in pollution control law . It limits the maximum emissions that a technical system may emit .


The operation of technical systems is usually associated with emissions. In addition to air pollution, this also includes vibrations , noise , light and rays . If they cannot be avoided, these should be reduced. That is why emission limit values ​​are specified in legal regulations such as EC directives, ordinances or permits. Emission limit values ​​are also referred to as emission standards with the character of legal norms.

In air pollution control, emission limit values ​​are related either to a concentration or to a load. In Germany, they are laid down in some federal immission control regulations.

Individual evidence

  1. a b DIN EN 15267-3: 2008-03 air quality ; Certification of automatic measuring devices; Part 3: Minimum requirements and test procedures for automatic measuring systems for monitoring emissions from stationary sources; German version EN 15267-3: 2007. Beuth Verlag, Berlin, p. 11.
  2. ^ A b Franz Joseph Dreyhaupt (Ed.): VDI-Lexikon Umwelttechnik. VDI-Verlag Düsseldorf 1994, ISBN 3-18-400891-6 , pp. 414-415.