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2.10 Developing Fuels

Evaporative emission ­ the evaporation of hydrocarbons and other pollutants from the petrol tank
of a car when the engine is not running, occurs because of the volatility of petrol
SOx ­ sulphur compounds in fuel combine with O
2 in the air, are acidic and produce…

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CO Incomplete combustion, Bind to haemoglobin,
burning biomass photochemical smog
CO2 Complete combustion, Greenhouse gas
respiration
CxH y Unburnt fuels Photochemical smog
C Volcanoes, incomplete Causes lung cancer and heart
combustion of fuels and attacks
burning coal

Using Catalysts
O2 + CO
CO 2
O2 + C

xHy
CO 2…

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