Environmental Effects Of Acid Rain

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Acid rain has many ecological, physiological and adverse economic effects. Over the years, Man has been warned on effects of pollution and its effects on the environment. This pollution has seen economies die due to over pollution of acidic substances ending up on their products, aquatic life, wildlife and many countries have too lost money on conventional sittings each year trying to see a way to curb the effects of environmental pollution. Production firms over the years have been warned on the proper disposal of all residual chemicals after production but due to ignorance over the years this piles up and ends up being deposited mostly in rivers, streams, lakes and large water masses. This ends up evaporating into the atmosphere forming condensed…show more content…
The wet deposition is snow, sleet, fog and rain that usually have a higher PH acidic value than the normal rainfall. Dry deposition is when gases and dust particles also end up having a higher acidic value. Both dry & wet deposition can be carried for long distances by wind as sulfur dioxide and nitric acid easily mix with other substance and they are light in weight thus wind can carry them for long distances. Formation of this deposition occurs when environmental pollutants containing a higher value of sulfuric dioxide and nitric oxide mix together. Acid rain formation is affected by both natural and man-made sources as well as burning of fossil fuel that emits both sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. When sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides mix with other components in the atmosphere such as oxygen, other chemicals and water they form acidic components which go back into the hydrologic cycle forming acidic rain with a mild solution of both sulfuric acid and nitric acid. This acid deposition is very harmful to human beings, cars, and wildlife, aquatic life and water surfaces among others. Acid rain occurs mainly due to human activities. Human beings need power energy to survive and carry out a lot of their common activities in their daily lives. Power is produced mainly by burning fossil fuels that are the largest producer of sulfuric dioxide and nitrogen oxide. Other pollutants include exhaust which is released into the…show more content…
metal corrosion mainly is caused by oxygen and moisture but it is speed up by acidic substances like sulfur dioxide. Building decay occurs in several forms from the building losing color, erosion of art beauty engraved, black gypsum developing on sheltered areas on it among others. The most affected materials include; limestone, marble, paints, some plastics, carbon-steel, zinc and nickel among others. Vehicles easily corrode on their outer parts made of sulfate are susceptible to several substances like bird droppings, chemicals pollen among others but the worst of them being acid rain which is best detected under a fluorescent lamp but also very easily recognized in dark colored cars. This acidity corrodes the sulfate leaving it totally damaged. Chimneys and stacks are basically used to dispose sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide into the air from mostly power production plants. This usually causes a buildup of mostly a thick black substance on the walls of the chimney and
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