Background Information
Environmental Situation
Air Quality Assessment
Air Quality Improvement

Bahía de Algeciras

Environmental Situation
There are registered ozone exceedances between April and September due to the high values of solar radiation and the high temperatures in summer. The PM10 exceedances appear too, due to human and natural circumstances.

Because of the geographical situation of Algeciras, it is very usual frequent episodes of particle intrusion, proceeding from the Sahara.

Since the analysis of the emission inventory on the Industrial zone Bahía de Algeciras, it is possible to obtain the whole pollutant emission, and the main activity sectors responsible for the same ones:
  • NOx (19.200 t/y): Electric energy production (48%), maritime transport (26%) and petrochemical industries (14%).
  • PM (2.700 t/y): Electric energy production (34%), petrochemical industries (20%) and maritime transport (18%).
  • COVNM (14.500 t/y): petrochemical industries (35%) and fuel distribution (22%).
  • CH4 (9.000 t/y): Solid waste disposal (66%), and Livestock (16%).
  • SO2 (29.400 t/y): Electric energy production (51%), petrochemical industries (34%) and maritime transport (13%).
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