The Benefits Of Acid Rain

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The term "Acid Rain" is a broad term that is used to emphasize on the fact that the rain has become acidic using certain pollutants, which may appear in different forms. For example, the dry deposition is when gases and dust particles become acidic, being able to affect a person 's health by inhaling it. On the other side, wet deposition is when it rains, polluting the trees and lakes. Acid rain is a result of two different sources; first is natural sources, such as decaying vegetation and volcanoes, and man-made sources, which basically consists of the formation of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Acid rain causes lake pollution and acidification, which would later also lead to the damage of trees and many different forest…show more content…
Since there are many other sources of electricity besides using fossil fuels, for example nuclear power, wind energy, geothermal energy, solar energy, or even hydropower. Although these are alternatives to burning fuels but all sources of energy have an impact on the environment as well as the benefits. Another way of reducing the production of acid rain pollutants is restoring a damaged environment. Most of all, a catalytic converter is a device that uses biological catalysts to convert or break-down harmful compounds in car exhaust into compounds that are harmless, for example, it changes Nitrogen oxides that gets formed when heat in the engine forces nitrogen in the air to combine with oxygen. The catalyst in the catalytic converter is coated onto ceramic beads that attached to the exhaust pipe. It helps in converting nitrogen oxides back into nitrogen and…show more content…
b) Episodic acidification is a sudden rise in the acidity of the water, which is a result from a heavy rainstorm. Such acidification may cause sudden shifts in water chemistry. It increases the concentration of substances like aluminum which would be toxic to some fish. It may also affect the forests by influencing the soil. It weakens the trees ' natural defenses, making them more exposed to diseases. Acid rain removes soil nutrients such as magnesium and calcium from the soil. Also, due to the fact that the trees can 't absorb aluminum, acid rain can react with aluminum turning it into aluminum sulfate or aluminum nitrate. These substances can be absorbed by the tress and may affect them negatively. As a conclusion, acid rain is a global issue that is capable of ruining the balance of the food chain and also the balance of nature 's environment due to the facts above. Since such an issue was introduced chemists thought of dozens of ways in order to save our environment from such a problem from increasing and

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