TABLE 10-1 Share of Selected Air Pollutants by Mode: 2001

TABLE 10-1 Share of Selected Air Pollutants by Mode: 2001


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  CO NOx VOC PM-10
Highway gasoline 92.9 41.7 74.7 27.1
Highway diesel 1.4 37.5 3.6 37.8
Aircraft 5.1 0.8 0.3 0.9
Marine vessels 0.3 9.7 0.01 13.1
Railroad 0.2 9.6 0.6 7.4
Other 0.1 0.8 20.2 13.7

KEY: CO = carbon monoxide; NOx = nitrogen oxides; VOC = volatile organic compounds; PM-10 = particulate matter 10 microns in diameter or smaller.

NOTES: EPA no longer estimates lead emissions. Modal shares in 2000 were: highway gasoline vehicles, 4.1%; aircraft, 95.9%. Highway gasoline includes light-duty gas vehicles and motorcycles, light-duty gas trucks, and heavy-duty gas vehicles. Highway diesel includes heavy-duty diesel vehicles, and light-duty diesel trucks, and vehicles. Marine vessels include coal, diesel, residual oil, gasoline, and other. Other includes diesel and gasoline recreational vehicles, airport service, railway maintenance, and recreational marine service. This table does not include farm, construction, industrial, logging, light commercial, and lawn and garden equipment.

SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, National Emissions Inventory, Air Pollutant Emission Trends, available at, as of August 2003.