Background Information
Environmental Situation
Air Quality Assessment
Air Quality Improvement

Cádiz

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 Cádiz, it is very usual frequent episodes of particle intrusion, proceeding from the Sahara.

Since the analysis of the emission inventory in the municipalities of the Bay of Cadiz, it is possible to obtain the whole pollutant emission, and the main activity sectors responsible for the same ones:
  • NOx (4.500 t/y): road transport (56%) and maritime transport (28%).
  • PM (600 t/y): road transport (36%), domestic sector (21%) and maritime transport (20%).
  • COVNM (5.800 t/y): solvent and other product use (30%), food industries (19%) and road transport (16%).
  • CH4 (3.700 t/y): Biogenic (27%), liquid waste disposal (25%), fuel distribution (19%) and livestock (17%).
  • SO2 (2.600 t/y): Food industries (59%) and maritime transport (36%).
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