By Professor Mark Z. Jacobson
This re-creation of Mark Jacobson's textbook offers a accomplished advent to the historical past and technology of the key pollution and weather difficulties that face the realm at the present time, in addition to the power and coverage strategies 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 recommendations to weather and pollution difficulties. Many extra colour pictures and diagrams and lots of extra examples and homework difficulties were further. this can be a terrific introductory textbook on pollution for college students 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 law. it is going to additionally shape a beneficial reference textual content for researchers, and an advent to the topic for common audiences.
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Mol−1 ), Nd is the number concentration of dry air molecules (molec. cm−3 ), and z = 1012 g cm3 g−1 m−3 is a conversion constant. 4. 2 illustrates the conversion from mixing ratio to mass concentration. In this chapter, atoms, molecules, elements, and compounds were defined. In addition, a history of the discovery of elements and compounds of atmospheric importance was given. Only a few elements, including carbon, sulfur, and certain metals, and a few solid compounds, including calcite, halite, and nitre, were identified in the ancient world.
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.
He discovered ozone by passing an electric current through water (electrolysis). 22. Christian Friederich Schonbein (1799–1868). Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library. 1785, he had not associated the odor with a gas in the air. In 1840, Sch¨onbein proposed that the odor he found was due to a distinct chemical. In an 1841 report to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, he further wrote: The peculiar smell makes its appearance as soon as the electrolysis of water begins and continues to be perceived for some time after stopping the flow of electricity.
Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions by Professor Mark Z. Jacobson