Air Pollution Data

Table 1: Sectors and Air Pollutants Emitted (1)

Sector
Air Pollutants Emitted

Biofuel Combustion

Mostly CO;
also SO2 and NOx

Industry & Refineries

Mostly SO2;
also NOx and CO

Power Generation

Mostly SO2 and NOx;
also CO

Residential, Commercial, and Other Sector

Mostly SO2 and CO;
also NOx

Road, Rail, Air & Other Transport

Mostly NOx and CO;
also SO2

Shipping

Mostly NOx and SO2;
also CO

Oil Extraction, Transportation and Handling

Mostly SO2;
also CO and NOx

Iron, Steel & Non-ferrous metals

Mostly SO2, NOx and CO

Chemicals

SO2

Building Materials

SO2 and NOx

Pulp & Paper

Mostly SO2;
also NOx and CO

Deforestation

Mostly CO;
also NOx and SO2

Agriculture Waste Burning

Mostly CO;
also NOx and SO2

Waste incineration, non-energy

Mostly CO;
also NOx and SO2

Agriculture, incl. animal farming

NH3

Table 2: Breakdown of Sectors for Global SO2 Emissions in Gg, Year 2000 based on EDGAR Data (2)

Sector
  SO2, Gg  

Biofuel Combustion

3,163

Industry (excl. refineries etc)

24,347

Power Generation

53,592

Other Transformation Sector (incl. refineries etc)

10,212

Residential, Commercial, and Other Sector

8,117

Road

3,659

Rail and Other Non-Road

1,957

Air

212

Intl. Shipping

7,288

Oil Extraction, Transportation and Handling

4,175

Iron & Steel

944

Non-ferrous metals

21,283

Chemicals

2,880

Building Materials

2,648

Pulp & Paper

990

Deforestation, incl. Tropical Forest Fires

1,214

Savannah and Shrubs Fires

2,956

Agriculture Waste Burning

173

Middle & High Latitude Forest Fires

110

Middle & High Latitude Grassland Fires

373

Waste incineration (non-energy)

48

Total:

150,339

Table 3: Breakdown of Sectors for Global NOx Emissions in Gg NO2, Year 2000 based on EDGAR Data (3)

Sector
NOx, Gg NO2

Biofuel Combustion

8,209

Industry (excl. refineries etc)

9,630

Power Generation

24,792

Other Transformation Sector (incl. refineries etc)

2,260

Residential, Commercial, and Other Sector

3,025

Road

28,471

Rail and Other Non-Road

5,861

Air

2,328

Intl. Shipping

9,574

Oil Extraction, Transportation and Handling

447

Iron & Steel

1,052

Non-ferrous metals

1,008

Chemicals

-

Building Materials

4,965

Pulp & Paper

178

Deforestation, incl. Tropical Forest Fires

6,247

Savannah and Shrubs Fires

15,204

Agriculture Waste Burning

740

Middle & High Latitude Forest Fires

560

Middle & High Latitude Grassland Fires

1,917

Waste incineration (non-energy)

144

Total:

126,610

Table 4: Breakdown of Sectors for Global CO Emissions in Gg, Year 2000 based on EDGAR Data (4)

Sector
CO, Gg

Biofuel Combustion

250,758

Industry (excl. refineries etc)

3,665

Power Generation

1,826

Other Transformation Sector (incl. refineries etc)

245

Residential, Commercial, and Other Sector

27,413

Road

185,813

Rail and Other Non-Road

12,809

Air

1,771

Intl. Shipping

102

Oil Extraction, Transportation and Handling

10,144

Iron & Steel

33,728

Non-ferrous metals

97

Chemicals

-

Building Materials

-

Pulp & Paper

664

Deforestation, incl. Tropical Forest Fires

192,171

Savannah and Shrubs Fires

280,828

Agriculture Waste Burning

16,397

Middle & High Latitude Forest Fires

18,663

Middle & High Latitude Grassland Fires

35,402

Waste incineration (non-energy)

3,830

Total:

1,076,327

 

References:

1. Based on a list of industries from databases of air pollutants provided by:

Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (August 16, 2005). Emissions Databases for Major Greenhouse Gases. Retrieved November 1, 2008 from http://www.mnp.nl/edgar/model/v32ft2000edgar/

2. Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (August 16, 2005). Emissions Databases for Major Acidifying Gases. Retrieved November 1, 2008 from http://www.mnp.nl/edgar/model/v32ft2000edgar/edgarv32ft_acid/

3. Ibid.

4. Ibid.

Compiled by:          Irina Gray of Tropical-Rainforest-Animals.com

Publication Date:    November 2008


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