WIT Press

Air Pollution In Reykjvik The Capital Of Iceland

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990311

Volume

37

Pages

8

Published

1999

Size

575 kb

Author(s)

Jon Benjaminsson

Abstract

Reykjavik, with its 110,000 inhabitants, is the capital of Iceland, a volcanic island in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, located far away from the continents of Europe and America. Icelanders enjoy non-polluting central heating from natural geothermal heat and electricity from hydroelectric station which is relatively inexpensive. In Iceland there are only three relatively large scale aluminium and ferrosilicon factories as the major air-contaminating industry. The only pollution from the combustion of fuel in Iceland is from the fishing fleet, fishmeal factories and car traffic. The concentrations of main polluting gases has been measured systematically in Reykjavik since 1990. It is apparent that the main source of pollution in Reykjav

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