Pollutants Pollutants
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Pollutants for 100
Highly reactive gas formed
when nitrogen in fuel or
combustion air is heated to
temps above 1200 F.
Pollutants for 200
An aerosol in any air system
composed of solid particles or
liquid droplets suspended in a
gaseous medium.
Pollutants for 300
Exists in the atmosphere from natural
sources such as plants, wetlands and rice
Exists in the atmosphere from synthetic
sources such as benzene, toluene,
formaldehyde, vinyl chloride, chloroform,
etc., from unburned or partially formed
Pollutants for 100
Colorless corrosive gas, whose
source is natural and
Volcanoes / Coal and oil
Pollutants for 200
_______ are the most
dangerous form of Air
Pollution, which are classified
as carcinogens, neurotoxins,
mutagens… Monitored by US
EPA. (plastics mfg)
Pollutants for 300
• Product of secondary
atmospheric reactions.
• NO2 is split and extra O reacts
with another molecule of O2 to
make ozone (O3).
• Found in troposphere.
Environ Air Laws for 100
1. Why did former President
George Bush rescind the US
agreement from participating
in the Kyoto Protocol?
Environ Laws for 200
• Which law was the first
national legislation in the US
aimed at air pollution control.
• It provided federal grants to
states to combat air pollution.
Environ Law for 300
Which law was re-written to
include the criteria pollutants
and established primary and
secondary standards for
ambient air quality?
Atmosphere for 100
Which layer of the atmosphere does you
find: pollutants
Atmosphere for 200
Name two differences
that exist between
the troposphere and
the stratosphere.
Atmosphere for 300
Two Questions:
1. ________ in the stratosphere prevents
ultraviolet light from entering Earth’s
2. _______ in the troposphere can cause
asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory
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Illness for 200
In Industrialized countries, one of the
biggest threats from air pollution is
from soot or fine particulates.
1. What size particulates?
2. Name 3 types of health risks which
are linked with air pollution.
Illness for 400
Persistent inflammation
of bronchi and small
airways in the lungs that
cause mucus buildup,
a painful cough and
involuntary muscle spasms.
Illness for 600
Condition where
airways become
constricted and
alveoli are damaged
Or destroyed.
Phenomena for 200
Occurs when a stable layer of warmer air
overlays cooler air, reversing the normal
temperature decline w/increasing height
and preventing convection currents from
dispersing pollutants. What is this
Phenomena for 400
Name the chlorine-based aerosols
which are the principal agents of ozone
depletion in the stratospheric layer.
1. Name this pollutant?
2. What were they used in/for?
3. Why is this depletion an issue?
Phenomena for 600
A natural source of carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere include:
A. forest fires
B. Volcanoes
C. plant and animal decay releasing CO2
D. deforestation
E. All of the above
Legislation for 200
The discovery of the stratospheric
ozone depletion prompted this
international agreement to phase
out most uses of CFC’s by the year
2000. This is called the_________,
one of the most effective
international agreements ever.
Legislation for 400
“Dilution is the solution to pollution”
was one of the early approaches to
air pollution control. Give an
example and explain its rationale.
Legislation for 600
One of the most contested
aspects of the Clean Air Act is
the “new source review”,
established in 1977. Explain
what this is, the benefits and the
disadvantages of this condition.
Case Studies for 200
Mexico City is growing at an explosive
rate…of 131,000 industries and 2.5
million vehicles spew out more than
5500 tons of air pollution daily.
Which air pollutant is the
culprit and explain its effects
on the children in Mexico City.
Case Studies for 400
Seven of the worst cities with high
air pollution is in China. They
emit 10 million tons of soot and
15 million tons of sulfur dioxide
annually. How has this effected
their populations-name 2 ways.
Case Studies for 600
Norlisk, Russia (formerly a slave labor
camp in 1935) is the most polluted in the
world. Snow turns black as soon as it
falls—state the type of pollution present in
this Russian town.
There is hope…cities are making
progress in cleaning up our air
pollution. One prime example is
Cubatao, Brazil and was once
called the “valley of death”. How
did they clean up this city?

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