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European Union Compared by Environment > Water pollution > Water pollution > Chemical industry > % of total BOD emissions

DEFINITION: Industry shares of emissions of organic water pollutants refer to emissions from manufacturing activities as defined by two-digit divisions of the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 2: chemicals (35). Emissions of organic water pollutants are measured by biochemical oxygen demand, which refers to the amount of oxygen that bacteria in water will consume in breaking down waste. This is a standard water-treatment test for the presence of organic pollutants.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Luxembourg 37.01% 2005
2 Belgium 17.28% 2005
3 Ireland 17.25% 2005
4 France 14.98% 2005
5 Netherlands 14.84% 2005
6 United Kingdom 13.54% 2005
7 Denmark 12.42% 2005
8 Germany 12.04% 2005
9 Slovenia 11.86% 2006
10 Poland 11.14% 2005
11 Czech Republic 10.89% 2006
12 Spain 10.85% 2005
13 Hungary 10.5% 2005
14 Italy 10.47% 2005
15 Greece 10.27% 2004
16 Malta 10.24% 2005
17 Sweden 9.91% 2005
18 Croatia 9.54% 2006
19 Cyprus 9.41% 2006
20 Austria 9.23% 2005
21 Slovakia 8.83% 2005
22 Finland 8.58% 2005
23 Estonia 8.42% 2006
24 Bulgaria 7.63% 2006
25 Lithuania 7.57% 2006
26 Romania 6.73% 2006
27 Portugal 6.63% 2005
28 Latvia 5.59% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Water pollution > Water pollution > Chemical industry > % of total BOD emissions. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 1998 study by Hemamala Hettige, Muthukumara Mani, and David Wheeler, ""Industrial Pollution in Economic Development: Kuznets Revisited"" (available at www.worldbank.org/nipr). The data were updated through 2005 by the World Bank's Development Research Group using the same methodology as the initial study. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/European-Union/Environment/Water-pollution/Water-pollution/Chemical-industry/%-of-total-BOD-emissions

European Union Compared by Environment > Water pollution > Water pollution > Chemical industry > % of total BOD emissions

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