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Acid rain.

Acid rain.

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Published by Technology Planning and Research Division, Central Electricity Generating Board in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Special issue of CEGB research (no.20, August 1987).

Other titlesCEGB research.
ContributionsCentral Electricity Generating Board. Technology Planning and Research Division.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20636840M

This book is about acid rain, pollution that damages Earth, the only known place where people, plants and animals can live. Reviews. User-contributed reviews. Tags. Add tags for "Acid rain". Be the first. Similar Items. Related Subjects: (4) Acid rain -- Environmental aspects -- Juvenile literature. CHAPTER ACID RAIN Acid rain was discovered in the 19th century by Robert Angus Smith, a pharmacist from Manchester (England), who measured high levels of acidity in rain falling over industrial regions of England and contrasted them to the much lower levels he observed in less polluted areas near the coast. Little attention was paid to hisFile Size: KB.

Acid rain is a result of air pollution which is caused by the burning of coal. Acid rain over a long period of time is strong enough to damage to the surfaces of buildings and statues (both made of stone and metal-like copper). It can also cause harm to living things; plants, animals, insects and p. A great way to reduce acid rain is to produce energy without using fossil fuels. Instead, people can use renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. Renewable energy sources help reduce acid rain because they produce much less pollution. These energy sources can be used to power machinery and produce electricity.

The blame game continued, and acid rain “was at one time the number one Canada-US bilateral issue”, said Adèle Hurley in a speech reflecting on decades of work with the Canadian Coalition on. Initially, we considered acid rain to be the acidification of rain and snow from pollutant sources of SO 2, which acidified lakes and streams and killed fish and other aquatic is now known that this serious environmental problem is much more complicated (Figure ) and widespread, affecting ecosystems around the rain has become a common and popular term for the mix of.


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Rain is called "Acid Rain" only if it has more acid than normal. The main causes of acid rain are gases called sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Study the causes, effects, along with a few examples and Acid rain. book the prevention measures. Explains the effects of acid rain on our planet, such as the health risks to humans, plants, and animals, and suggests ways to help alleviate the problem.

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Author: Matthew R. Fisher. The phrase acid rain was first used in by Scottish chemist Robert Angus Smith during his investigation of rainwater chemistry near industrial cities in England and phenomenon became an important part of his book Air and Rain: The Beginnings of a Chemical Climatology ().

It was not until the late s and early s, however, that acid rain was recognized as a regional. acid rain or acid deposition, form of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, or hail) containing high levels of sulfuric or nitric acids (pH below –).Produced when sulfur dioxide and various nitrogen oxides combine with atmospheric moisture, acid rain can contaminate drinking water, damage vegetation and aquatic life, and erode buildings and monuments.

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Acid rain is rainfall whose pH is less thanthe value typically observed, due to the presence of dissolved carbon dioxide. Acid rain is caused by nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide produced by both natural processes and the combustion of fossil fuels.

Eventually, these oxides react with oxygen and water to give nitric acid and sulfuric acid. Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it has elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH).It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals and infrastructure.

Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids. Acid rain is made up of water droplets that are unusually acidic because of atmospheric pollution, most notably the excessive amounts of sulfur and nitrogen released by cars and industrial processes.

Acid rain is also called acid deposition because this term includes other forms of acidic precipitation (such as snow).Author: Amanda Briney.

Acid rain is one of the major environmental threats since 19th century. This paper reviews the progress report of US EPA () and summarizes the issue in various environmental aspects. 'Acid rain' is a broad term used to describe several ways that acids fall out of the atmosphere.

A more precise term is acid deposition, which has two parts: wet and dry. Wet deposition refers to acidic rain, fog, and snow. As this acidic water flows over and through the ground, it affects a variety of plants and animals.

The strength of the effects depends on many factors, including how 3/5(1). Although acid-rain gases may originate in urban areas, they are often carried for hundreds of miles in the atmosphere by winds into rural areas. That is why forests and lakes in the countryside can be harmed by acid rain that originates in cities.

Effects of acid rain. The environment can generally adapt to a certain amount of acid rain. The term ‘acid rain’ refers to atmospheric deposition of acidic constituents that impact the earth as rain, snow, particulates, gases, and vapor.

Acid rain was first recognized by Ducros () and subsequently described by the English chemist Robert Angus Smith (Smith, ) whose pioneering studies linked the sources to industrial.

The term acid rain is commonly used to mean the deposition of acidic components in rain, snow, fog, dew, or dry particles. The more accurate term is acid precipitation. "Clean" or unpolluted rain is slightly acidic, because carbon dioxide and water in the air react together to form carbonic acid, a weak acid.

Rain acquires additional acidity through the reaction of air pollutants (primarily. Acid Rain Program. Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. Progress Reports. Educational Resources. Kid's Site for Grades K Student's Site for Grades Teacher's Guide for Grades Additional Resources.

Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act. National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program Report to [email protected]{osti_, title = {Acid rain}, author = {Boyle, R H and Boyle, R A}, abstractNote = {Acid rain, says Boyle is a chemical leprosy eating into the face of North America and Europe, perhaps the major ecological problem of our time.

Boyle describes the causes and scope of the phenomenon; the effects on man, wildlife, water, and our cultural heritage.CHAPTER ACID RAIN. Acid rain was discovered in the 19th century by Robert Angus Smith, a pharmacist from Manchester (England), who measured high levels of acidity in rain falling over industrial regions of England and contrasted them to the much lower levels he .