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  1. oxides of sulfur
  2. TRI
  3. scrubber
  4. atmospheric pressure
  5. temperature inversion
  1. a 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
  2. b a purifier that removes impurities from a gas
  3. c the pressure exerted by the atmosphere on all objects within it
  4. d 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.
  5. e atmospheric condition in which warm air traps cooler air near the earth's surface

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A pollutant that is put directly into the atmosphere by human or natural activity
  2. an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function
  3. (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).
  4. (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).
  5. • Mining, milling, fabrication of asbestos-containing products, removal of insulation

5 True/False questions

  1. HAPSthe National Ambient Air Quality Standards established by the U.S. federal government to limit air pollution


  2. catalytic converterair 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


  3. high sulfur coalwas generally formed under freshwater conditions


  4. clean air actU.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.


  5. Asian Brown Clouda massive dark brown cloud of mostly industrial smog stretching nearly continuously across much of India, Bangladesh, industrial China, and the surrounding ocean


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