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    Sulfur dioxide is a gas. It is unseen and has a spiteful, prickly odor. It combines effortlessly with other substances to form injurious compounds, such as sulfuric acid, sulfurous acid and sulfate particles. About 99% of the sulfur dioxide in atmosphere comes from human sources. The main source of sulfur dioxide in the air is industrial activity that processes resources that include sulfur, eg the production of electrical energy from fossil fuels, oil or gas that contains sulfur. A few mineral ores also include sulfur, and sulfur dioxide, which is released when burnt. In addition, industrialized activities that uses coal as fuel contains sulfur and is vital sources [1]. Sulfur dioxide is released due to thermal power plants, as the consequence of fuel combustion. In the earlier period, power plant exhaust was a significant, but not the major, basis of sulfur dioxide in air. However, this is no longer the case. Sulfur dioxide affects human physical condition when it is inhaled. It exasperates the nasal passage, larynx, trachea and…

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    Gas Station Research Paper

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    America. There are many different ways of generating power, but they all have to follow the second law of thermodynamics. In such cases, they would either use the energy that is naturally around us such as air, water, and even nuclear. Some people stick to the more primitive methods such as coal burning. Which can release large amount of particulate matter and toxic gasses that inevitably contaminate the air around us. American Municipal Power Inc. had a station named Gorsuch Station which…

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    Acid Rain Effect

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    The goal of the program is to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from electric power plants. One way of doing this was to set a maximum amount of sulfur dioxide that the power plants are allowed to emit. According to the EPA, in Acid Rain Program: 2005 Progress Report, the maximum amount was set at 8.9 million, which is half the amount normally emitted by power plants. Electric utility plants were also limited to the amount of nitrogen oxides emitted. The Federal Government…

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    involve air pollutants are able to create acidic compounds that can cause damage to crops (Schoups et Al., 2005). For example, when sulfuric acid combines with the rain drops, this mixture becomes very acidic and when the rain falls, it damages trees, plants, animals, and other wildlife (Schoups et Al., 2005). These water droplets cause harm to many things and sometimes it is unavoidable to those who grow crops. It is striking that air pollution can cause so much damage and that it can damage…

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    Sulfuric and nitric acids, particularly in large quantities, can burn the ecosystem over a long period of time. Forests, crops, fields and man-made structures are easily affected, being withered and beat up. These cases are very prominent in the Eastern and Western part of United States and Europe. This concern poses a fostered correspondence and dramatic increase of public awareness. Acid rain existence had gathered attention and is no longer a retractable environmental issue. During the early…

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    Name: Ben Tanke, Brooke Binkley, and Hailey Fenn Block: 3rd Title: Gunpowder QPOEE Question: Which amount of Sulfur(.25 grams, .5 grams, .75 grams, and 1 gram) creates the closest reaction with fire as the store bought gunpowder in terms of size of flame and the time duration of the flame? Knowledge Probe: The equation for the reaction of our gunpowder is 10Na NO3 + 8C + 3S → 2 Na2 CO3 + 3Na2SO4 + 6CO2 + 5N2. This shows that Sodium Nitrate is reacting with…

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    Sulfur Research Paper

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    Sulfur: Research Paper by Brian Zhang 805 If you ever happened to unnerve a grumpy skunk, then you would have understood the severe atrocity of its scent firsthand. What you probably didn't realize, however, concerns the fact that sulfur holds much blame for the nasty occurrence. In fact, this mother of repulsive odors earns its spot on the periodic table as one of the world's 118 chemical elements, or substances that contain only one type of atom. Much like any other non-metal, it does…

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    Taking A Look At Acid Rain

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    1.1 Introduction/ what is Acid Rain? Acid rain, or acid precipitation is a term used to describe any form of precipitation with a pH of less than 5.6. In recent years, the effects of acid rain are being experienced on a global scale with widespread environmental effects. Primarily, acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the combustion of fossil fuels. However, even pure rainwater is slightly acidic (pH of 5.6-6.5) due to the reaction between H2O…

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    Air Pollution In East Asia

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    is also the worlds largest producer, accounting for more than 50% of the coal mined every year. All that coal accounts for around 60% of Chinas electricity, and noticeably this substantial burning goes hand and hand with the soot and sulfur dioxide that clouds the cities skylines. As I’m sure the majority of people have deduced the reason for these colossal expansions and necessity for power are due to Chinas extensive industrial involvement in manufacturing. Just to give some perspective…

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    1) First, melting candle wax is a physical change. When heated, the candle wax, which is opaque, white and has a hard, waxy feeling, changed from a solid to a liquid. The hot wax became more of a transparent white and after cooling time, the hot wax changed back into a solid. Changing back into its original state suggests physical change. But, burning candle wax shows evidence of both physical and chemical change. The melting of the wax is an example of physical change, the heat source caused…

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