Global historical PCB emission data
This web-page contains new estimates on the global atmospheric emissions for 22 PCB congeners from 1930 to 2100.
Back to previous estimates.
The data are described in the following paper:
Breivik K, Sweetman A, Pacyna JM and Jones KC, 2007. Towards a global historical emission inventory for selected PCB congeners - a mass balance approach. 3. An update. Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 377 (2-3): 296-307.
Data for the 114
countries considered in the study have been gridded on a 1° x 1° basis, using
population density as a surrogate. This has been done for each year simulated
(from 1930 to 2100). Thus, each text file (in zipped format) contains data for
all years on a latitude/longitude basis for each PCB congener, and the unit in
all of files is tonnes.