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Title: An Estimation of the environmental impact of diesel oil usage in Hong Kong hotels
Authors: Chan, WW 
Mak, BL 
Keywords: Boiler
Diesel oil
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of sustainable tourism, 2004, v. 12, no. 4, p. 346-355 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of sustainable tourism 
Abstract: This paper estimates the quantity of pollutant produced by the Hong Kong hotel industry through diesel oil consumption. A survey of 20 hotels was carried out to collect three years' energy consumption data. Regression analysis indicated that gross floor area was a major and statistically accepted factor in explaining diesel oil consumption. Diesel oil consumption had reduced from the early 1990s and stabilised by the late 1990s. The sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide and particulate pollution created by the hotel industry's diesel oil usage from 1990 to 1999 is estimated. The findings indicate that existing green measures and devices are passive and depend on the assimilation of the atmosphere. Environmental costs have stabilised at about HK$54,000 per annum. More proactive approaches to reduce usage and environmental impacts are proposed.
ISSN: 0966-9582
EISSN: 1747-7646
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