Air Pollution (Nitrogen)

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Air Pollution (Nitrogen)

 Nitrogen Pollution Involves Nitrogen from the Air:

Nitrogen pollution doesn't actually come from the fuel itself, it's formed from nitrogen in the air when the fuel is burnt.

1) Fossil fuels burn at such high temperatures thet nearby atoms in the air react with each other.

2) Nitrogen in the air reacts with the oxygen in the air to produce small amounts of nitrogen oxides (nitrogen monoxide and nitrogen dioxide).

3) This happens in car engines.

4) Nitrogen oxides are pollutants, and are usually spewed straight out into the atmosphere.

Nitrogen Oxides Are Nitrogen Monoxide and


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