Lesson 4 Review - Factors affecting Global climate change...

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Review Sheet – Energy and the Environment Fossil fuels o Natural gas, Petroleum, Coal Fossil fuel composition (Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Minerals) Products of Combustion o Primary pollutants Carbon Dioxide (majority), Carbon Monoxide, Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxides , Lead o Secondary Pollutants Difference between primary and secondary o Particulate matter Primary particles Secondary particles Health and environmental effects of o CO 2 , CO, SO 2 , NO x , Lead o PM Very Small (smaller than 0.1 μ m) Intermediate (between 0.1 μ m and 2 μ m) Most dangerous Coarse size (larger than 2 μ m) Global and Regional effects of Secondary Pollutants o Greenhouse effect - What is it? o Greenhouse gases and GWP CO 2 , H 2 O, CH 4 , N 2 O, Other gases [CFC-12, HCFC-22, Perfluoromethane (CF 4 ), Sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6 )] o CO 2 and temperature fluctuations (pre industrial and current concentrations and temperature changes) o Global warming:
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What is it? Difference between greenhouse effect and Global warming
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Unformatted text preview: Factors affecting Global climate change Potential consequences on global temperature, change in sea levels, polar icecaps, precipitation levels etc. What is known for certain? What is likely but uncertain? What is uncertain? o Solutions for global warming Acid Rain and Ozone o Acid Deposition, Basic chemistry of formation, gases responsible for acid deposition Wet deposition Dry Deposition pH scale (ranges from 0 to 14) pH of 7 is neutral pH less than 7 is acidic pH greater than 7 is basic Effects of acid rain on human health, vegetation, aquatic life, visibility, and materials, o Ozone Good Ozone (stratospheric ozone) Vs. Bad Ozone (ground level ozone) Ozone Hole (Dobson units) Effects of Ozone depletion basic chemistry Ground level Ozone and Photochemical smog formation- Basic chemistry Health and Environmental effects Your power in protecting the environment...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course EGEE 102 taught by Professor Pisupati,sarmave during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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