Table 4-44: Estimated National Emissions of Particulate Matter (PM-2.5)a

Table 4-44: Estimated National Emissions of Particulate Matter (PM-2.5)a

(Million short tons)

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Total all sources 7.56 7.32 7.20 7.15 7.54 6.93 6.73 6.26 6.26 (R) 7.33 (R) 7.29 (R) 6.63 6.80
Transportation, total 2.67 2.69 2.64 2.71 2.71 2.50 2.30 2.40 2.38 (R) 2.29 (R) 2.30 (R) 1.92 1.85
On-road vehicles 0.32 0.31 0.29 0.28 0.26 0.24 0.23 0.22 0.20 0.18 0.17 0.16 0.15
Aircraft <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Railroads 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
Marine vessels 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04
Other off-roadb 0.03 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04
Transportation-related fugitive dust                          
Unpaved roads 1.69 1.68 1.64 1.72 1.71 1.56 1.37 1.43 1.41 (R) 1.31 1.32 (R) 1.35 1.29
Paved roads 0.56 0.60 0.61 0.62 0.63 0.58 0.60 0.65 0.67 (R) 0.69 0.71 (R) 0.31 0.31
Nontransportation, total 4.89 4.63 4.56 4.44 4.83 4.43 4.42 3.86 3.88 (R) 5.04 (R) 4.98 (R) 4.71 4.95
Fuel combustion 0.91 0.89 0.93 0.85 0.84 0.90 0.67 0.67 0.63 (R) 1.40 (R) 1.29 (R) 1.30 1.16
Industrial processesc 0.56 0.57 0.58 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.37 0.38 0.39 0.49 0.50 (R) 0.59 0.42
Waste disposal and recycling 0.23 0.24 0.24 0.29 0.27 0.25 0.43 0.44 0.46 (R) 0.44 (R) 0.33 (R) 0.33 0.42
Miscellaneousd 3.19 2.92 2.81 2.80 3.22 2.79 2.96 2.37 2.41 (R) 2.71 (R) 2.85 (R) 2.49 2.96

KEY: R = revised.

a Particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in size.

b Other off-road comprises nonroad gasoline- and diesel-powered recreational, airport service and railway maintenance vehicles, and recreational marine vessels.

c Industrial processes comprises chemical and allied product manufacturing, metals processing, petroleum and related industries, and other industrial processes; solvent utilization; and storage and transportation.

d Miscellaneous comprises nonroad gasoline- and diesel-powered construction, industrial, lawn and garden, farm, light-commercial, logging vehicles and other non-road sources; geogenic sources, agriculture and forestry, cooling towers, nontransportation-related fugitive dust, wildfires, managed burning, and other fugitive dust and combustion that could not accurately be allocated to specific source categories.

NOTES

The emissions estimates shown here are those that are directly emitted, which represent only a portion of the total PM-2.5 emissions found in the air. Secondary formation of fine particulates resulting from emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and other substances, is also a significant source of PM-2.5.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

The methodologies used to estimate emissions constantly evolve and undergo major changes. These improved methods are often used to revise estimates for previous years and, therefore, some estimates in this table may not match estimates produced in previous reports.

SOURCE

1990-2002: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Clearinghouse for Inventories and Emissions Factors (CHIEF), Current Emission Trends Summaries, Internet website http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/trends/ as of Dec. 21, 2004.