Air Pollution Notes
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Date Created: 11/20/15
Air 1 The Atmosphere A Troposphere heating of land below unstable except for temperature inversions 75 of mass of atmophere pressure decreases With altitude to 17 km height B Stratosphere Ozone generation Heating UV protection C Mesosphere and Ionosphere 11 Outdoor Air Pollution A Photochemical Smog 1 Primary pollutants NO N02 N2O2gtNO NOO2gtNO2 Brown Hydrocarbons lighter uid propane NO2gt bronchitis 2 Secondary pollutants O2OgtO3 HNO3 Ozone Oxidants O3 is major pollutant oxidizer 510 reduction in food production B Industrial Smog CO S02 NH3H2SO4gtNH22SO4 gray 1952 London Smog killed 2000 Particlesasthma lung cancer C Acid Deposition up to 600 miles away rain snow fog particles natural rainpH 556 pH3 is Vinegar pH2 is lemon juice some fogs soils can buffer with Ca and Mg Releases nutrients Al3 Ch3Hg can affect limestone buildings Acropolis in 50 years more damage than last 2000 III Indoor Air Pollution A Sick Building Syndrome estimated 17 of 14 million commercial buildings smoke formaldehyde asbestos fiberglass B Rn222 U238 decay in rocks underground estimated 55 of current radiation dose for average US citizen radiation daughter products on particles can get in lungs C Carbon monoxide Incomplete burning cars boilers COInterferes With hemoglobin 02 binding nausea dizziness suffocation
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