Login

Join for Free!
116976 members
table of contents table of contents

The aim of this paper is to describe industrial air and water …


Biology Articles » Toxicology » Description of industrial pollution in Spain » Table 03

Table 03
- Description of industrial pollution in Spain

Description of pollution discharged into the air by industrial plants in Spain (2001), by specific pollutant.

POLLUTANTS
TOTAL SPAIN
AUTONOMOUS REGIONS WITH HIGHEST EMISSIONS

SUBSTANCES
THRESHOLD (Mt/year)1
EMISSION (Mt/year)2
PLANTS3
MEAN EMISSION PER PLANT (Mt/year)4
REGION
EMISSION (Mt/year)2
PLANTS3
MEAN EMISSION PER PLANT (Mt/year)4

GROUP 1: ENVIRONMENTAL THEMES

Methane
100
78670
58
1356
Aragon
19048
6
3175
Carbon monoxide
500
243834
56
4354
Asturias
119754
5
23951
Carbon dioxide
100000
155211000
153
1014451
Asturias
23823000
13
1832538
Hydrofluorocarbons
0.1
276
5
55
Catalonia
193
4
48
Nitrous oxide
10
6208
37
168
Castile-La Mancha
1494
6
249
Ammonia
10
24049
815
30
Aragon
10015
399
25
Non-methane volatile organic compounds
100
63781
60
1063
Andalusia
16810
7
2401
Nitrogen dioxide
100
801301
217
3693
Catalonia
394548
33
11956
Perfluorocarbons
0.1
30
4
8
Galicia
18
2
9
Sulphur dioxide
150
1156625
156
7414
Galicia
412414
12
34368
                 

GROUP 2: METALS AND COMPOUNDS

Arsenic
0.02
6
33
0.17
Andalusia
2
8
0.20
Cadmium
0.01
5
46
0.11
Basque Country
1
13
0.10
Chromium
0.10
80
40
2
Basque Country
44
11
4
Copper
0.10
29
28
1
Andalusia
15
6
2
Mercury
0.01
3
34
0.08
Catalonia
0.5
8
0.06
Nickel
0.05
171
96
2
Andalusia
42
18
2
Lead
0.20
100
50
2
Basque Country
53
14
4
Zinc
0.20
655
43
15
Basque Country
368
15
25
                 

GROUP 3: CHLORINATED ORGANIC SUBSTANCES

Dichloroethane-1,2
1
3
1
3
Catalonia
3
1
3
Dichloromethane
1
61
4
15
Madrid Region
29
1
29
Hexachlorobenzene
0.01
0.03
2
0.02
Extremadura
0.02
1
0.02
Dioxins and furans
0.000001
0.0002
11
0.00002
Basque Country
0.0001
2
0.00005
Tetrachloroethylene
2
72
1
72
Basque Country
72
1
72
Tetrachloromethane
0.10
0.50
1
0.50
Catalonia
0.50
1
0.50
Trichloroethylene
2
81
3
27
Castile & Leon
62
1
62
Trichloromethane
0.50
23
2
12
Andalusia
18
1
18
                 

GROUP 4: OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Benzene
1
197
20
10
Andalusia
97
5
19
Polyciclic aromatic hydrocarbons
0.05
21
16
1
Andalusia
12
3
4
                 

GROUP 5: OTHER COMPOUNDS

Chlorine and inorganic compounds
10
2217
44
50
Andalusia
1582
13
122
Fluorine and inorganic compounds
5
2091
35
60
Andalusia
1122
15
75
HCN
0.2
4
6
0.6
Basque Country
4
6
0.6
PM10
50
43575
119
366
Castile & Leon
11547
10
1155

1 Established air emission threshold or limit value (in Mt/year) for each pollutant. Should any plant exceed this threshold, it must report the release of the pollutant (voluntarily)

2 Amount of pollutant (in Mt/year) released by industrial plants

3 Number of industrial plants that discharge said pollutant

4 Mean emission = Emission/Plants


rating: 5.00 from 1 votes | updated on: 30 Apr 2008 | views: 11618 |

Rate article:







excellent!bad…