Industrial point sources


If not effectively controlled, emissions from industry can place health and amenity at risk, not only at the neighbourhood level, but more generally at the airshed level. During the past 50 years, state and territory environment protection agencies (working together with local government) have successfully employed a range of measures (both regulatory and nonregulatory) to greatly reduce the threat from industrial sources. As a result, apart from in major industrial centres or smaller centres with 1 or 2 significant industrial sources, diffuse sources (commercial and domestic sources, and motor vehicles) tend to be more important threats to urban air quality at an airshed scale.

Keywood MD, Emmerson KM, Hibberd MF (2016). Ambient air quality: Industrial point sources. In: Australia state of the environment 2016, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra,, DOI 10.4226/94/58b65c70bc372