Water, Air, & Soil Pollution: Focus

, Volume 3, Issue 5–6, pp 335–345 | Cite as

A Global Outlook to the Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the World and Emission Factors of the Thermal Power Plants in Turkey

  • Aysel T. Atimtay


World primary energy demand increases with increases in population and economic development. Within the last 25 yr, the total energy consumption has almost doubled. For the purpose of meeting this demand, fossil energy sources are used and various pollutants are generated. CO2 is also one of these gases, which cannot be removed like other pollutants, and it causes greenhouse effect and climate change. Reducing the CO2 emission is very important because of the environmental concerns and regulations, especially the Kyoto Protocol. This paper reviews the estimated world carbon emissions, Turkey's situation in electrical energy production, emission amounts estimated until the year 2020 and emission factors for dust, SO2, NOx and CO2. The estimated results show that CO2 emissions from thermal power plants in Turkey will make about 0.66 % of the global CO2 emissions in 2020.

energy carbon emission CO2 emission factors greenhouse gases pollutant emission power plants in Turkey 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aysel T. Atimtay
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Engineering DepartmentMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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