5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- clean air acts
- mobile pollution
- a 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.
- b 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
- c 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.
- d a form of oxygen that has three oxygen atoms in each molecule instead of two. protects us from dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the sun
- e chance, accident
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- smog resulting from emissions from industry and other sources of gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels.
- Buildings with air pollution, insect sprays, industrial cleaners, fumes from new carpets.
- 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
- the mass of air surrounding the Earth
5 True/False Questions
acid deposition → caused by sulfuric and nitric acids resulting in lowered pH of surface waters
photochemical smog → a brownish haze that is a mixture of ozone and other chemicals, formed when pollutants react with each other in the presence of sunlight
Asian Brown Cloud → a massive dark brown cloud of mostly industrial smog stretching nearly continuously across much of India, Bangladesh, industrial China, and the surrounding ocean
catalytic converter → air is sucked into a cyclone that has metal sheet that remove large pollutants and then the air is pushed back out while the large pollutants are cleaned out
clean air act → 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.