Air Pollution Essay: A Complete Notes for All Exams


Liquid or solid particles hanging in the air are called aerosols. It consists of particles of one micron to ten microns in size.

Sources of Air Pollution / Causes of Air Pollution

Source Produced Air pollutant
Burning of fossil fuels, mineral oil, coal carbon dioxide, carbon mono oxide
incomplete combustion fossil fuels. Hydrocarbons
aerosol and refrigeration system. Fluorocarbons
burning of fossil fuels containing sulfur sulfur dioxide (SO2), sulfur trioxide (SO3), hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) and sulfuric acid (H2 SO4), etc.
aircraft, fuel combustion, and chemical fertilizers. etc. nitrous oxide (N2O), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen oxide (NO2), and nitrogen trioxide (NO3)
bleaching and other chemical processes of cotton textiles Chlorine
dissociation by heating glycerol or oil. Aldehydes
paddy fields and ruminant cattle from the air Methane gas (CH4)
Forest fire Carbon dioxide, Carbon monoxide, and ash particles, etc.
By Volcanic hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide,  etc.

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