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Atmospheric Acidity : Sources, consequences and abatement - Miroslav Radojevic

Atmospheric Acidity

Sources, consequences and abatement

By: Miroslav Radojevic (Editor), Roy M. Harrison (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1992
ISBN: 9781851667772
Number Of Pages: 588

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Acid rain and other forms of atmospheric acidity associated with pollution by oxides of sulphur and nitrogen have far reaching and varied consequences. The study of this problem draws on experience from a wide range of disciplines and involved field, laboratory and modelling investigations. The book is organized into three sections. Part 1 consists of a review of the sources, sinks and physio-chemical pathways of acidic compounds in the atmosphere, the extent of the problem, its history and methods of study. Part 2 outlines the environmental consequences of atmospheric acidity including human health effects. It includes summaries of laboratory, field and modelling studies and an analysis of topics such as forest decline, effects on lake ecosystems and damage to historical monuments. Part 3 discusses the technological, legal, socio-economic and political aspects of control strategies and reviews the effectiveness of the various measures employed to control the acid rain problem.

Occurrence of atmospheric acidity
Sources of atmospheric acidity
SO2 and NOx oxidation mechanisms in the atmosphere
The long-range transport of atmospheric acidity
Deposition of atmospheric acidity
Measurement methods for atmospheric acid deposition
Field studies of cloud chemical processes leading to acid deposition
History of atmospheric acidity
Health effects of atmospheric acidity
Effects of acidic pollutants on terrestrial ecosystems
Effects of aquatic ecosystems
Corrosion
Effects of visibility, weather and climate
Technologies of control
Legislative measures of control
Strategies for controlling acid rain: economic considerations
Acid pollution and public policy: the changing climate of environment decision-making
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ISBN: 9781851667772
ISBN-10: 1851667776
Series: Environmental Management Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 588
Published: 31st December 1992
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.03