Ammonia: main emission sources

Estimated total NH3 emissions in Canada in year 2010 were 469 kilotonnes (with open sources e.g. forest fires, prescribed burning). The primary emitting sources are:

  • Agricultural animals
  • Pesticide and fertilizer application
  • Chemicals industry
  • Other industrial sources (e.g. petroleum refineries, pulp and paper mills)
  • Transportation (mainly gasoline fuelled cars and trucks)
Detail description can be found below

Pie chart of NH3 emissions for 2010. 61 percent represents agriculture (animals), 28 percent fertiliser application, 5 percent transportation, 4 percent other sources and 2 percent chemicals industry.


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