5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- clean air acts
- industrial smog
- volatile organic compounds
- acid rain
- a smog resulting from emissions from industry and other sources of gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels.
- b rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants
- c short, hair-like structures made of microtubules that enable movement of cells or movement of materials outside a cell
- d U.S. Congress passed the Clean Air Acts of 1970, 1977, and 1990, which have established air pollution regulations for key pollutants that are enforced by states and by major cities; these acts have greatly reduced outdoor air pollution from six major pollutants.
- e Organic chemicals that evaporate readily and exist as gases in the air
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
- S + O₂ → SO₂
2SO₂+ O₂ → 2SO₃
SO₃+ H₂O → H₂SO₄, natural source: volcanoes, decay of organic matter. man made source: combustion of sulfur containing coal and smelting of sulfide ores. methods of reduction: alkaline scrubbing.
- caused by sulfuric and nitric acids resulting in lowered pH of surface waters
- (CO2) Sources include the combustion of fossil fuels. Effects: greenhouse gas-contributes to global warming. Reduction accomplished by increased fuel efficiency (gas mileage), mass transit (reduction).
- A pollutant that is put directly into the atmosphere by human or natural activity
5 True/False Questions
troposphere → the layer of the atmosphere that contains the ozone layer; temperature increases as you go up
stationary pollution → Include factories, incinerators, power plants, wood-burning stoves, etc.
TRI → chance, accident
baghouse filter → An instillation containing thousands of heat-resistant fiberglass bags to control particulate emissions. A baghouse works as a room size vacuum cleaner
low sulfur coal → was generally formed under freshwater conditions