Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and by Professor Mark Z. Jacobson

By Professor Mark Z. Jacobson

This new version of Mark Jacobson's textbook offers a entire advent to the background and technological know-how of the foremost pollution and weather difficulties that face the realm this present day, in addition to the strength and coverage ideas to these difficulties. each bankruptcy has been introduced thoroughly up to date with new info, figures, and textual content. there's a new extra bankruptcy on large-scale strategies to weather and pollution difficulties. Many extra colour images and diagrams and plenty of extra examples and homework difficulties were additional. this is often a fantastic introductory textbook on pollution for college kids taking classes in atmospheric chemistry and physics, meteorology, environmental technological know-how, Earth technology, civil and environmental engineering, chemistry, environmental legislation and politics, and town making plans and legislation. it's going to additionally shape a priceless reference textual content for researchers, and an advent to the topic for common audiences.

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11. 9). Gypsum was first referred to in 315 BC by Greek botanist and alchemist Theophrastus (371–286 BC), born in Lesbos, who wrote ten books on botany, stones, metals, and minerals. Gypsum is a naturally occurring mineral that appears worldwide in soils and aerosol particles. It forms chemically when aqueous sulfuric acid reacts with the mineral calcite. When aerosol particles containing sulfuric acid deposit onto marble statues (which contain calcite), a gypsum crust also forms. Gypsum soil beds are mined to produce plaster of Paris, obtained by heating pure gypsum and adding water.

Com. 8. 8) formed from the evaporation of ocean water. It was well known in the ancient world, found mixed with earthy material and mentioned in the Old Testament to “lose its savor” on exposure. ” Today, it is the main ingredient in table (common) salt. Its mineral name is halite, from the Greek word hals (“salt”). In the air, sodium chloride is emitted in sea spray particles. 9. Potassium Nitrate (Solid) Potassium nitrate [KNO3 (s)] is a crystal mineral also called saltpeter (“salt of rock”) because it was often found as a saltlike crust on rocks.

Removed. Burning mercuric oxide in a vacuum released oxygen so that it was the only gas in the container. Due to the container’s high oxygen content, flammable material burned more readily in the container than in regular air. ” Priestley called the new gas, discovered August 1, 1774, “dephlogisticated air” because he incorrectly believed that the gas burned so brightly because it contained no phlogiston. He believed that the burning of a substance emitted phlogiston, causing the flame to die out eventually.

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