3.6. Inorganic chemical industries

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3.6. Inorganic chemical industries

Overview

The SO2 and NOx emissions of Inorganic Chemical Industry Plants are especially interesting for Sulfuric acid and Nitric acid production. Only a relatively small amount of CO2 is emitted by these industries and therefore not presented here.

 

Table 23: The ten largest Inorganic Chemical Industry Plants in Europe for SO2 and NOx

SO2 NOx
Country LPS code Emission in tonnes Country LPS code Emission in tonnes
Poland 3902

16 922

Bulgaria HDEV

23 576

Poland 2901

8 235

Romania 39

5 853

France 8235

5 795

Poland 5305

5 638

France 8248

5 500

Hungary 0038

4 689

Greece 14

5 302

Slovak Republic W02

3 997

Czech Republic 10

4 533

Romania 27

3 857

France 8234

4 430

Poland 4302

3 446

Belgium (Fl. region) 16

4 229

Poland 8501

3 123

Czech Republic 11

4 220

Netherlands NL41

2 964

Greece 17

4 013

Romania 36

2 741

Others  

138 763

Others  

75 976

Total  

201 942

Total  

135 860


SO2

By far the biggest SO2-emitting Inorganic Chemical Industry Plants are production sites of Sulfuric Acid. They are followed by production plants of NPK fertilizers (top 21), Titanium Dioxide, Black Carbon, Ammonia, Ammonium Sulfate, Calcium Carbide and Nitric Acid.

Figure 15: The top 100 SO2 emitting Inorganic Chemical Industry Plants in Europe

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Table 24: The ten largest SO2 emitting Inorganic Chemical Industry Plants in Europe

Rank Country LPS
code
Emission
in tonnes
Production Region

1

Poland 3902

16 922

Sulfuric Acid Confidential

2

Poland 2901

8 235

Not reported Confidential

3

France 8235

5 795

Sulfuric Acid Seine Mritime

4

France 8248

5 500

Sulfuric Acid Seine Maritime

5

Greece 14

5 302

Sulfuric Acid Thessaloniki

6

Czech Republic 10

4 533

Sulfuric Acid Confidential

7

France 8234

4 430

Sulfuric Acid Seine Maritime

8

Belgium (Fl. Region) 16

4 229

Sulfuric Acid Gent

9

Czech Republic 11

4 220

Sulfuric Acid Confidential

10

Greece 17

4 013

Sulfuric Acid Kavala
  Others  

138 763

   
  Total  

201 942

   

NOx

Nitric Acid production seems to be the dominating production for the biggest NOx-emitting Inorganic Chemical Industry Plants. The plant with by far the largest emission is located in Bulgaria. This plant is followed by an Ammonia producing factory in Romania and again a Nitric Acid plant in Poland.


Figure 16: The top 100 NOx emitting Inorganic Chemical Industry Plants in Europe

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Table 25: The ten largest NOx emitting Inorganic Chemical Industry Plants in Europe

Rank Country LPS
code
Emission
in tonnes
Production Region

1

Bulgaria HDEV

23 576

Nitric Acid BG/Varna

2

Romania 39

5 853

Ammonia Teleorman

3

Poland 5305

5 638

Nitric Acid Confidential

4

Hungary 0038

4 689

Ammonium Nitrate Tiszaujvaros

5

Slovak Republic W02

3 997

NPK Fertilizer Confidential

6

Romania 27

3 857

Ammonia Dolj

7

Poland 4302

3 446

Nitric Acid Confidential

8

Poland 8501

3 123

NPK Fertilizer Confidential

9

Netherlands NL41

2 964

Nitric Acid Ijmond

10

Romania 36

2 741

Ammonia Ialomita
  Others  

75 976

   
  Total  

135 860

   

 

Map 10: The ten largest SO2 - emitting Inorganic Chemical Industries in Europe 1990



Map 11: The ten largest NOX - emitting Inorganic Chemical Industries in Europe 1990

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