Sulphur dioxide emissions in New Zealand
By source, 2015, tonnes
|Biomass burning: forest land||280|
|Biomass burning: grasslands||85|
|Construction dust (fugitive)||None|
|Field burning of agricultural residues||130|
|Incineration of quarantine waste||0|
|Manufacture of solid fuels & other energy industries (combustion)||3|
|Manufacturing & construct'n (combustion)||12,500|
|Metal industries (non-combustion)||6,700|
|Mineral products (non-combustion)||1,000|
|Open burning of waste||100|
|Petroleum refining (combustion)||5,300|
|Pipeline transport (combustion)||0|
|Production of chemicals (non-combustion)||1,800|
|Public electricity & heat production (combustion)||5,300|
|Pulp and paper production (non-combustion)||2,900|
|Residential (combustion - home heating)||460|
|Sealed road dust||None|
|Unsealed road dust||None|
For more information
Only human-generated emissions were included in this emission inventory.
No updated data for residential wood burning were available and was assumed to be the same as the 2013 national inventory.
Data provided by
Environmental Reporting: Air pollutant emissions 2015
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Import & extraction details
File as imported: Environmental Reporting: Air pollutant emissions 2015
From the dataset Environmental Reporting: Air pollutant emissions 2015, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 2-27
- Columns: 4-8
- Provided: 130 data points
This data forms the table Environment - Air pollutant emissions by sector and activity 2015.
Dataset originally released on:
October 16, 2018
About this dataset
An emissions inventory provides information on the amount of key air pollutants that are released into the atmosphere for a given location over a given time period.
Purpose of collection
The emissions inventory enable sources of pollutants to be identified. By understanding the amounts that different sources contribute, air quality can be better managed and modelled.
Method of collection/Data provider
Emissions were evaluated for five key pollutants for 2015, the most-recent year that data were readily available: particulate matter (PM) less than 10 micrometres in diameter (PM10), PM less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM2.5), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulphur dioxide (SO2), because they are the most important pollutants in New Zealand. The grouped sources include: energy-related activities, construction dust, road dust, industrial process emissions (non-combustion), agriculture (emissions from animal housing), vegetation fires (burning agricultural residue and biomass burning), and incinerating of hazardous waste.