5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- carbon monoxide
- industrial smog
- catalytic converter
- peroxyacyl nitrates
- stationary pollution
- a (CO) Sources include incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. Effects: binds to hemoglobin reducing bloods ability to carry O2. Reduction accomplished by catalytic converters, oxygenated fuel, mass transit (reduction).
- b smog resulting from emissions from industry and other sources of gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels.
- c secondary air pollution for which can injure plant tissue, irritate eyes, and aggravate respiratory illnesses in humans
- d Include factories, incinerators, power plants, wood-burning stoves, etc.
- e a converter that uses a platinum-iridium catalyst to oxidize pollutants and carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and water
5 Multiple choice questions
- An instillation containing thousands of heat-resistant fiberglass bags to control particulate emissions. A baghouse works as a room size vacuum cleaner
- Compounds that affect breathing that occur indoors. Examples: woodstove smoke, furnace emissions, formaldehyde, radon, household chemicals
- symbiotic association between a fungus and a photosynthetic organism
- a substance related to alcohol. formaldehyde is made by the body from alcohol and contributes to hangovers
- caused by sulfuric and nitric acids resulting in lowered pH of surface waters
5 True/False questions
oxides of sulfur → nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO) 2 primary nitrogen pollutants produced by natural bacteria action
clean air acts → 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.
temperature inversion → Include factories, incinerators, power plants, wood-burning stoves, etc.
volatile organic compounds → a massive dark brown cloud of mostly industrial smog stretching nearly continuously across much of India, Bangladesh, industrial China, and the surrounding ocean
alveoli → tiny sacs of lung tissue specialized for the movement of gases between air and blood