National pollutant inventory


National pollutant inventory

National Pollutant Inventory or NPI is an Australian pollution database of emissions managed by the Australian Government on behalf of the Australian States and Territories. The NPI was created based on the UK model and was agreed to by the Keating labor government in order that a piece of legislation pass through the senate.

It is internet based and is free for users.

Emissions

The NPI records the emissions from industrial facilities and diffuse sources of 90 different chemical substances to air, land and water.

Objectives

The objectives of the NPI are to:
* Assist industry and government with environmental planning and management;
* Provide the community with up to date information about pollutant emissions from industrial facilities; and
* Promote waste minimisation, cleaner production,eco-efficiency and energy and resource efficiency.

ources of data

Australian industrial facilities that use certain amounts of the 90 NPI substances must estimate and report their emissions directly to their state or territory environment agency annually. The state and territory environment agencies review all NPI reports for accuracy and forwardthe data to the Australian Government. The reports are then displayed on the NPI public website

ubstances reported

* 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
* 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
* 1,2-Dibromoethane
* 1,2-Dichloroethane
* 1,3-Butadiene (vinyl ethylene)
* 2-Ethoxyethanol acetate
* 2-Ethoxyethanol
* 2-Methoxyethanol acetate
* 2-Methoxyethanol
* 4,4'-Methylene-bis(2-chloroaniline)
* Acetaldehyde
* Acetic acid (ethanoic acid)
* Acetone
* Acetonitrile
* Acrylamide
* Acrylic acid
* Acrylonitrile (2-propenenitrile)
* Ammonia
* Anhydrous
* Aniline (benzenamine)
* Antimony
* Arsenic
* Benzene hexachloro- (HCB)
* Benzene
* Beryllium
* Biphenyl (1,1-biphenyl)
* Boron
* Cadmium
* Carbon disulfide
* Carbon monoxide
* Chlorine dioxide
* Chlorine
* Chloroethane (ethyl chloride)
* Chloroform (trichloromethane)
* Chlorophenols (di, tri, tetra)
* Chromium
* Cobalt
* Copper
* Cumene (1-methylethylbenzene)
* Cyanide
* Cyclohexane
* Di-(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
* Dibutyl phthalate
* Dichloromethane
* Ethanol
* Ethyl acetate
* Ethyl butyl ketone
* Ethylbenzene
* Ethylene glycol (1,2-ethanediol)
* Ethylene oxide
* Fluoride
* Formaldehyde (methyl aldehyde)
* Glutaraldehyde
* Hydrochloric acid
* Hydrogen sulfide
* Lead
* Magnesium oxide
* Manganese
* Mercury
* Methanol
* Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate
* Methyl ethyl ketone
* Methyl isobutyl ketone
* Methyl methacrylate
* n-Hexane
* Nickel carbonyl
* Nickel subsulfide
* Nickel
* Nitric acid
* Nitrogen
* Organo-tin
* Oxides of nitrogen
* Particulate Matter 10.0 um
* Phenol
* Phosphoric acid
* Phosphorus
* Polychlorinated dioxins and furans
* Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
* Selenium
* Styrene (ethenylbenzene)
* Sulfur dioxide
* Sulfuric acid
* Tetrachloroethylene
* Toluene (methylbenzene)
* Toluene-2,4-diisocyanate
* Trichloroethylene
* Vinyl Chloride Monomer
* Volatile Organic Compounds
* Xylenes (individual or mixed isomers)
* Zinc

External links

* [http://www.npi.gov.au National Pollutant Inventory]
* [http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/938433/an/0/page/0#938433 The National Pollutant Inventory in Google Earth]
* [http://www.ec.gc.ca/pdb/npri/npri_home_e.cfm Environment Canada National Pollutant Release Inventory]
* [http://www.epa.gov/tri US EPA Toxics Release Inventory]
* [http://app1.semarnat.gob.mx/retc/index.php Mexican Registro de Emisiones y Transferencia de Contaminantes]
* [http://www.eper.cec.eu.int/eper European Pollutant Emission Register]
* [http://www.cec.org/takingstock/takingstock.cfm North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR) page]


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