As a result, this will caused the rainwater, fog, snow and other form of precipitation containing this mild solution and form the acid rain . Burning of fossil fuels emits sulphur dioxide. S + O2->SO2 Sulphate ion is formed when sulfur dioxide is oxidised when it reaches the atmosphere. 2 SO2 + O2->2
When these gasses react with the water vapour (clouds) in the atmosphere, they form weak acids. The clouds carrying the acidic water may now be carried by the winds to some other country .This water causes major ecological issues when they fall in the form of rain or snow. Some species have higher tolerance to acidic rain however, as our ecosystem is co-dependent everyone ends up
The main affect of the activity of cement in the environment are emissions of dust and gases. The particulate pollutants can enter the dry, wet soil or hidden deposits and can undermine their physico-chemical properties (Laj and Sellegri, 2003). Therefore, contamination of cement powder has a negative effect on the physico-chemical properties and soil biological activity.  Cement production is a major
This will have a different reaction in human lungs, which cause many of the diseases. In the article, “Air Pollution” by “Air” it states that different types of pollutants can mix together with rain, which makes acid rain, that kills or contaminates plants. Which in conclusion can kill animals that may eat that plant. This evidence proves how hazardous these chemicals are to the environment. The modern day society should
Conversely, concrete is one of the most powerful tools for proper flood control, by means of damming, diversion, and deflection of flood waters, mud flows, and the Concrete dust released by building demolition and natural disasters can be a major source of dangerous air pollution. The presence of some substances in concrete, including useful and unwanted additives, can cause health concerns due to toxicity and radioactivity.
Water, air,and land are all affected by pollution.There are different types of pollution categorized based on the part of the environment which they affect or result which the particular pollution causes. In the following paragraphs, we will enumerate the consequences of releasing pollutants in the environment. We cause most of the pollution and we will suffer the consequences if we don’t stop. Water pollution can be defined in many ways. Usually,
Introduction: Rain is one of the most essential ingredients for the survival of human and animal life on Earth. Although rain is naturally acidic, it is being increasingly acidified by the presence of pollutants in the environment. The term used to describe this problem is “acid rain”  Burning of fossil fuels for industrial and transport sector have led to increase in concentrations of gaseous and particulate pollutants in the atmosphere leading to air pollution.  The oxides of Carbon, Sulfur and Nitrogen present in the air combine with the moisture in the air and form sulphuric acid, carbonic acid and nitric acid, respectively. When it rains or snow, these acids are brought to the earth in what is called acid rain.
Air pollution is one of the various forms of pollution. It is the presence of foreign toxic substances or pollutants in the air. There are many different types of air pollutants that are introduced in the air such as: carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. Pollutants fall under the categories of two types: primary pollutants and secondary pollutants. Primary pollutants are gases or particles like intentionally emitted from human behavior for example: vehicles exhausts emit carbon monoxide, and the combustion of coal emit sulfur oxide.
But carried in the air we breathe at ground level (the troposphere), ozone is a poison that burns and corrodes living and non-living things. The majority of tropospheric ozone formation occurs when oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), react in the atmosphere in the presence of sunlight. NOx, CO, and VOCs are the ozone
Generally, urban development will change, alter, affect or make a significant impact on the environment. The construction of buildings and roads has extensively changed the hydraulic properties of many habitable human settlements. Naturally, some areas have been observed to be less permeable or even impermeable to storm water and these areas are depressed and raised to check ponding or dishing to trap runoff in the environment. The construction of surface and conduit drainages is constructed to drain runoff efficiently and sustainably in well planned urban areas always remove natural vegetation which causes reduction, interception and transpiration of plants in the environment (CSIR, 2000). These limited vegetation cover in the environment