Essays Tagged: "Sulfur dioxide"

This essay dicusses the cause, effects, and prevention of acid rain.

rmed when oxides of nitrogen and sulfite combine with moisture in the atmosphere to make nitric and sulfuric acids. These acids can be carried far from their origins. For example, if formed in the Uni ... ill talk about the cause, effects, and prevention of Acid Rain.Two primary sources of Acid Rain are Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide. Sulfur Oxide is a colorless gas that is released as a by-product ...

(6 pages) 222 1 4.2 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Acid Rain

rain. The pollutants go up to the atmosphere and when itrains it brings the pollution down with it. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide are thegases that form the acid rain. When these gases mix with mo ... Major industries, coal burning factories, power plants and automoble engines arethe main sources of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide which caues acid rain.Volcaneoes and forest fires also causes sulf ...

(6 pages) 63 0 2.7 Sep/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Photochemical Smog

y generation, space heating, cooking, and transportation. Under the right conditions, the smoke and sulfur dioxide produced from the burning of coal can combine with fog to create industrial smog. In ... ll over the globe. Many countries have varying laws on the legal limits of NOx, Carbon Dioxide, and Sulfur Dioxide. For example, the United States has a lower legal limit for CO2 than Mexico, which is ...

(7 pages) 64 0 4.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

This essay is about humans and the effect they have made on the natural enviroment

oped countries generate billions of tones of pollutants. The major pollutants are: carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, lead, particles and volatile organic compounds. However mos ...

(1 pages) 166 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

An active super volcano lying underneath Yellowstone Nation Park.

e. After Laying seemingly dormant for thousands of years It violently erupts sending ash, dust, and sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, reflecting the sun's rays and creating a cold wave that could la ...

(2 pages) 40 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Acid rain and it impacts on living things and the enviroment

rm when oxides of nitrogen and sulfite combine with water and moisture in the air to form Nitric ad Sulfuric acid. These acid precipitations can carry far from their origins. Most of the time if it fo ... l talk about the causes, effects, and prevention of acid rain. Two primary sources of Acid Rain are Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide. Sulfur Oxide is a colorless gas that is released as a by-product ...

(4 pages) 84 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Effect of Acid Rain on Plant Growth

effects to the environment. Acid Rain is produced when coal, oil and gas are burned; they generate sulfur dioxide, nitric oxide and nitrous dioxide that rise into the atmosphere. The oxides then go t ...

(3 pages) 50 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Environmental Impacts

ctric power plants do not emit any of the standard atmospheric pollutants such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide given off by fossil fuel fired power plants. In this respect, hydro power is better t ... ctric power plants do not emit any of the standard atmospheric pollutants such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide given off by fossil fuel fired power plants. In this respect, hydro power is better t ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Environmental Impacts on Hydro power

ctric power plants do not emit any of the standard atmospheric pollutants such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide given off by fossil fuel fired power plants. In this respect, hydro power is better t ... ctric power plants do not emit any of the standard atmospheric pollutants such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide given off by fossil fuel fired power plants. In this respect, hydro power is better t ...

(4 pages) 33 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

What Acid Rain is, And How It Harms Our Planet

uses widespread damage to our environment. The formation of acid rain begins with the production of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from the burning of coal, natural gas, and oil, by certain manufa ... nd nitrogen oxides from the burning of coal, natural gas, and oil, by certain manufacturing plants. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides react with water and other chemicals in the air to form sulfuric ...

(2 pages) 24 0 1.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Acid Rain.

What Causes Acid Rain? One of the main causes of acid rain is sulfur dioxide. Natural sources, which emit this gas, are Volcanoes, sea spray, rotting vegetation a ... il, are largely to be blamed for approximately half of the emissions of this gas in the world. When sulfur dioxide reaches the atmosphere, it oxidizes to first form a sulfate ion. It then becomes sulf ... ed air where other compounds such as ammonia and ozone help to catalyze the reaction, changing more sulfur dioxide to sulfuric acid. However, not all of the sulphur dioxide is changed to sulfuric acid ...

(7 pages) 28 0 3.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Air Pollution

sil fuels like natural gas, coal, and oil produce carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and particulates. Air pollution can also come from natural causes. A volcanic erupti ... t the air is to contain no more than specified levels of particulate matter, lead, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, ozone, and other toxic substances. The ...

(1 pages) 52 0 2.6 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences

Acid Rain

id rain to form, several different chemicals must be released into the air. The primary pollutants (sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and hydrocarbons) react with sunlight to create ozone. This produces ... me from Canada, Japan, the United States and Western Europe. Today, Britain releases almost as much sulfur dioxide as all of Western Europe combined. Japan is the only country in which power plants ar ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Acid rain and its effects

lectrical and heating plants all release tremendous quantities of toxic particles and gases such as sulfur dioxide (SO) and nitrogen oxides into our atmosphere. Most of the particles float in the air ... r fall back to Earth. Others rise higher in the air and combine with moisture in the clouds to from sulfuric acid (HSO) and nitric acid (HNO). As the clouds become laden with this toxic moisture, they ...

(3 pages) 22 0 4.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Global warming

The Skies Legislation would cut pollution from some of the most significant sources; power plants, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and mercury. Bush also plans to cut greenhouse gas intensity by 20% ...

(6 pages) 246 2 2.7 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

How Acid Rain Affects Plants

llution.How it's made? It Made? More than half of acid rain comes from sulphur dioxide. You can get sulfur dioxide from volcanos and rotting vegetation. The rest comes from forms of nitrogen called ox ...

(1 pages) 15 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Will Anti Acids Affect Soils Polluted By Acid Rain?

to repair their damaged lawns from years of acid rain precipitation. Since over 70% of acid rain is sulfur dioxide, I believe that if I can find an anti acid with enough of a counter-base, I will be a ... . They both dissolve and form carbonic acid and hydrochloric acid. The most common of acid rains is sulfur dioxide, while the hydrochloric acid tends to be rare. In North Eastern U.S.A., approximately ...

(2 pages) 7 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Science

ting products and vehicles more energy efficient. Bush's plan calls for reduction of the pollutants sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and mercury. The reduction of these pollutants is expected to be a ...

(1 pages) 342 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Fossil Fuel Dependency and Americans

petroleum which also adds to air pollution issues by way of vehicle emissions. Dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and other harmful chemicals released into the atmosphere create issu ... og and the ozone.Fossil Fuels for Power PlantsCoal burning is one of the major sources of America's sulfur dioxide emissions produced from power plants and accounts for more than half of the nation's ...

(10 pages) 147 0 5.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Acid Rain

2) Coal was the main fuel of many industries in the early nineteenth century. Coal contains sulfur and when burning it, it will produce sulfur dioxide. When in the atmosphere, sulfur dioxide m ... ning it, it will produce sulfur dioxide. When in the atmosphere, sulfur dioxide may be converted to sulfuric acid (Pringle 8). Acid rain is dispensed across the world by air currents. When attempting ...

(4 pages) 17 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science