Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1627–1647, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1627-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1627–1647, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1627-2021

Research article 08 Feb 2021

Research article | 08 Feb 2021

Carbon and air pollutant emissions from China's cement industry 1990–2015: trends, evolution of technologies, and drivers

Jun Liu et al.

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In this study, we investigated the decadal changes in carbon dioxide and air pollutant emissions in China's cement industry for the period 1990–2015 based on intensive unit-based information. We found that from 1990 to 2015, accompanied by a 10.3-fold increase in cement production, CO2, SO2, and NOx emissions from China's cement industry increased by 627 %, 56 %, and 659 %, whereas CO, PM2.5, and PM10 emissions decreased by 9 %, 63 %, and 59 %, respectively.
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