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How can we control acid rain?
Acid Rain: 5 Important Measures to Control Acid Rain
- Reduce amount of sulphur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen released into the atmosphere.
- Use cleaner fuels.
- Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD)
- Use other sources of electricity (i.e. nuclear power, hydro-electricity, wind energy, geothermal energy, and solar energy)
What pollutants can contribute to acid precipitation and how are these pollutants generated?
Power plants release the majority of sulfur dioxide and much of the nitrogen oxides when they burn fossil fuels, such as coal, to produce electricity. In addition, the exhaust from cars, trucks, and buses releases nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide into the air. These pollutants cause acid rain.
What are the pollutants that cause acid rain?
Controlled Vehicle Pollutants:- The vehicles that we use generate pollutants like nitrogen oxide, etc. the silencer of our bikes and cars emits carbon pollutants that get mixed up with air and when rain comes, these get mixed up with it making the rain acidic.
How can we reduce the amount of acid rain?
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. Cars and trucks are major sources of the pollutants that cause acid rain.
How does acid rain travel through the atmosphere?
These substances can rise very high into the atmosphere, where they mix and react with water, oxygen, and other chemicals to form more acidic pollutants, known as acid rain. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides dissolve very easily in water and can be carried very far by the wind. As a result, the two compounds can travel long distances…
How are sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides related to acid rain?
Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides dissolve very easily in water and can be carried very far by the wind. As a result, the two compounds can travel long distances where they become part of the rain, sleet, snow, and fog that we experience on certain days. Human activities are the main cause of acid rain.