Coal and Environment

Coal and Environment - Products of Burning Coal -Ash -SOx...

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Products of Burning Coal -Ash -SOx -NOx -H2O -CO2 Baghouse traps ash Scrubber Destroys Sox Ammonia injection destroys NOx Is the planet warming up? 1) Look in the weather records (meteorology) 2) Look for evidence of ice melting (geography) -Impacts glaciers around the world, Arctic Ocean (North Pole), and Antarctic Ice Sheets (South Pole)] 3) Look for increasing sea level -Substances expand in volume when heated (physics) -Happening around the world 4) Changes in ocean circulation -Impact on tropical storms (oceanography) -Leads to possible Hurricane-number and severity are both increasing 5) Changes in ecosystems -Temperature can cause changes in ecosystem -Changes of range of organsism-example-mosquitos -Mosquito can’t go to place that is too cold, only warm climate - MALARIA - Other organisms that cant move die out - Coral Bleaching- means organism is about dead. It is happening all over the world in oceans THE PLANET IS WARMING UP BUT ARE WE DOING SOMETHING TO CAUSE IT Any system whatsoever (including Earth) is governed by the heat balance equation
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