I think it is required that emitting particles should not scatter light

I'm not quite sure if I understand how you come to this assumption and if I totally understand your question, but I don't see why particles that emit light shouldn't also scatter light.

However, the mental model behind radiance transfer is not one that considers the interaction of individual particles. The model rather derives the radiance in a density field due to emission, absorption, and scattering phenomena at certain sampling positions and in certain directions. So the question is: for position x, how much light is emitted by particles at or near x, how much light arrives there due to other particles scattering light into direction x ("in-scattering"), and conversely: how much light is absorbed due to local absorption phenomena at x, and how much light is scattered away from x ("out-scattering", distributed w.r.t. the phase function).

See e.g. Hadwiger et al. "Real-time Volume Graphics", p. 6:

Analogously, the total emission coefficient can be split into a source term q, which represents emission (e.g., from thermal excitation), and a scattering term

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https://doc.lagout.org/science/0_Comput ... aphics.pdf)

Out-scattering + heat dissipation etc. ==> total absorption at point x contributed to a viewing ray in direction w

In-scattering + emission ==> added radiance at point x along the viewing direction w

It is not about individual particles. The scattering equation is about the four effects contributing to the total radiance at a point x in direction w. There are no individual particles associated with the position x, you consider particle distributions and how they affect the radiance at x. The radiance increases if particles scatter light towards x, or if particles at (or near) x emit light. The radiance goes down due to absorption and out-scattering from the particle density at x. The point x is usually the sampling position that is encountered when marching a ray through the density field, and is not associated with individual particle positions.

I didn't find a more general source and am working with this paper anyway - the paper also shows the scattering equation and states that it has a combined emission+in-scattering term:

http://www.vis.uni-stuttgart.de/~amentm ... eprint.pdf (cf. Eq. 3 on page 3).

Hope I'm not misreading your question?