Air pollution, Science

Air Pollution

Air pollution  is one of the major problems created by modern man.  It  is estimated that about 100 million tons of waste are poured  into our atmosphere each year. Wastes in the form of smoke from industry, power plants, automobiles and homes; and also due to burning of fossil fuels, spread pollution into our atmosphere. Aircrafts also release large amounts of burnt or unbumt fuel into the air. You may have seen a long trail of smoke left behind by a climbing jetliner.  


1322_air pollution.png

The burning of coal, wood, diesel oil, kerosene, petrol etc. produces the following five categories of pollutants:

i)  Carbon monoxide 

ii)  Hydrocarbons 

iii)  Particulates  

Posted Date: 9/28/2012 5:44:20 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Air pollution, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Air pollution, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Air pollution Discussions

Write discussion on Air pollution
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions

Objectives After doing this exercise, you should be able to: 1. Prepare a list of contact phone numbers required for handling laboratory accidents, state the contents of fir

QUESTION 1 (a) What is the main objective of the Occupational Safety and health Act 2005? (b) State 6 other objectives. Briefly describe them. QUESTION 2 (a) What cr

How soap helps water in cleaning Prepare two greasy cloths by smearing kitchen fat or vaseline on cloths. Wash one sample in warm water without soap. Wash the other sample in w

Enumerate the role of Soil algae on soil flora Soil algae are microscopic, chlorophyll containing organisms, being the simplest chlorophyllous plants. These are phototrophic ae

Objectives After studying this unit you should be able to: 1.  explain the significance of the fire triangle, 2.  list common causes of fire, 3.  describe the purpose

discuss the special conflict that erikson believed marked young adulthood. Then describe how an individual could best resolve this conflict

Explain the Special Examination of Urine The special examination requires the determination of various chemical substances in the urine including amino acids, bile pigments and

Photochemical Smog: Photochemical  smog, a  secondary Pollutant,  results when  the two pollutants, nitrogen  oxide and hydrocarbons  found  in  automobile exhausts, react with