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High income OECD countries 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 Israel 15.04% 2003
5 France 14.98% 2005
6 Netherlands 14.84% 2005
7 Chile 13.65% 2006
8 United Kingdom 13.54% 2005
9 United States 13.13% 2005
10 Denmark 12.42% 2005
11 Germany 12.04% 2005
12 Slovenia 11.86% 2006
13 Japan 11.22% 2005
14 Poland 11.14% 2005
15 Czech Republic 10.89% 2006
16 Spain 10.85% 2005
17 Canada 10.64% 2002
18 Italy 10.47% 2005
19 Greece 10.27% 2004
20 Sweden 9.91% 2005
21 Austria 9.23% 2005
22 Slovakia 8.83% 2005
23 New Zealand 8.67% 2007
24 Finland 8.58% 2005
25 Estonia 8.42% 2006
26 Norway 7.51% 2004
27 Portugal 6.63% 2005

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/High-income-OECD-countries/Environment/Water-pollution/Water-pollution/Chemical-industry/%-of-total-BOD-emissions

High income OECD countries Compared by Environment > Water pollution > Water pollution > Chemical industry > % of total BOD emissions

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