An emission inventory is a compilation of all air pollution quantities entering the atmosphere from all sources in a geographical area for a time period. The emission inventory is an important planning tool in air quality management. A properly developed inventory provides information concerning source emissions and defines the location,
Fuel combustion in stationary sources
Motor vehicles Off-highway fuel usage Aircraft Trains Vessels
Gasoline-handling evaporative losses
Residential fuel Commercial and institutional fuel Industrial fuel Steam electric power plant fuel
Area and point sources
Emissions from industrial process losses
Chemical process industries Food and agricultural industries Metallurgical industries Mineral product industries Petroleum refining industries
Onsite and municipal incineration Open burning
Solid waste disposal
Forest fires Structural fires Coal refuse burning Agricultural burning
FIG. 5.1.1 Source categories for emission inventories.
Sulfur dioxide emissions 30-
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