Background Information
Environmental Situation
Air Quality Assessment
Air Quality Improvement


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

Since the analysis of the emission inventory on the Almería province, it is possible to obtain the whole pollutant emission, and the main activity sectors responsible for the same ones:
  • NOx (2.200 t/y): road transport (60%) and maritime transport (30%).
  • PM (300 t/y): road transport (52%), maritime transport (20%) and domestic sector (12%).
  • COVNM (1.900 t/y): solvent and other product use (44%), road transport (25%) and biogenic (11%).
  • CH4 (4.200 t/y): solid waste disposal (58%), Livestock (22%) and liquid waste disposal (15%).
  • SO2 (680 t/y): maritime activities (70%) and extractive and mineral processing (24%).
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