Indicator air

Sulphur dioxide emissions

Higher concentrations of sulphur dioxide (SO2) can have especially negative effects on the respiratory tract; asthmatics and people with chronic respiratory diseases are particularly at risk. SO2 is toxic to plant life (phytotoxic). It is also an important precursor in the formation of acid rain and secondary particulate matter. Sulphur dioxide emissions result from the combustion of sulphur-containing transport and heating/process fuels as well as from some industrial processes.

Sulphur dioxide emissions 2017: 5.85980359819023 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2016: 5.85555710960747 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2015: 6.23081499385871 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2014: 7.93176347711984 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2013: 8.62167107056776 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2012: 9.21277427180338 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2011: 8.97473904180714 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2010: 10.9583654145542 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2009: 10.8502484503304 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2008: 12.116382714349 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2007: 11.9991543579022 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2006: 13.6934201501333 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2005: 14.2889183044562 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2004: 15.2223136960541 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2003: 15.5565036851698 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2002: 15.4573234434787 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2001: 17.7453676415853 Sulphur dioxide emissions 2000: 16.9924642634187 Sulphur dioxide emissions 1999: 19.7256172635634 Sulphur dioxide emissions 1998: 22.5611541591553 Sulphur dioxide emissions 1997: 21.8109043005392 Sulphur dioxide emissions 1996: 25.0371062369435 Sulphur dioxide emissions 1995: 26.4518807016171 Sulphur dioxide emissions 1994: 26.5505647238495 Sulphur dioxide emissions 1993: 29.5445618508353 Sulphur dioxide emissions 1992: 34.3078513016175 Sulphur dioxide emissions 1991: 36.6323170269603 Sulphur dioxide emissions 1990: 37.0680307677164

Data for the graph: Excel
Source: FOEN
Method

Emissions are determined by multiplying the annual human activity rates by pollutant-specific emission factors. Data are gathered by means of surveys, modelling and calculations.

 
Last updated on: 27.05.2019

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