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Eurozone 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.".

CONTENTS

# 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 Germany 12.04% 2005
7 Slovenia 11.86% 2006
8 Spain 10.85% 2005
9 Italy 10.47% 2005
10 Greece 10.27% 2004
11 Malta 10.24% 2005
12 Cyprus 9.41% 2006
13 Austria 9.23% 2005
14 Slovakia 8.83% 2005
15 Finland 8.58% 2005
16 Estonia 8.42% 2006
17 Portugal 6.63% 2005
18 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/Eurozone/Environment/Water-pollution/Water-pollution/Chemical-industry/%-of-total-BOD-emissions

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

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