Pollution Management

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Major sources of pollution:

  • Combustion of fossil fuels
  • Domestic waste
  • Industrial waste
  • Agricultural waste

Point source pollution:

The release of pollutants from a single, identifiable site (e.g. factory chimney, waste disposal pipe)

Easier to locate and easier to magage

Describe two direct methods of monitoring pollution:

-air pollution-

  • measure the acidity of rain water to determine levels of
  • measure CO2, CO, or NOx levels in the atmosphere using a gas sensor
  • measure particulate matter suspended in the atmosphere

-soil pollution-

  • conduct tests for nitrates and phosphates according to the test manufacturer’s instructions
  • measure


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