5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- primary pollutant
- black lung
- temperature inversion
- a atmospheric condition in which warm air traps cooler air near the earth's surface
- b lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
- c Toxic Chemical Release Inventory, required for facilities manufacturing, mining, and utilities that manufacture or process over 25,000 pounds or "otherwise use" over the threshold planning quantity of extremely hazardous substances
- d the mass of air surrounding the Earth
- e A pollutant that is put directly into the atmosphere by human or natural activity
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants
- short, hair-like structures made of microtubules that enable movement of cells or movement of materials outside a cell
- a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)
- 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.
- the National Ambient Air Quality Standards established by the U.S. federal government to limit air pollution
5 True/False Questions
industrial smog → smog resulting from emissions from industry and other sources of gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels.
mobile pollution → According to the EPA, mobile sources produce nearly half of two major causes of smog—volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), almost 90% of carbon monoxide, and more than half of hazardous air pollutants.
electrostatic precipitator → a type of cleaner that removes unwanted particles and liquid droplets from a flow of gas
emphysema → an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function
inversion layer → Radioactive material that comes up from the ground and can penatrate basements, causing indoor pollution