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By James R. Pfafflin, E. N. Zreglar

Thoroughly revised and up-to-date, Encyclopedia of Environmental technology and Engineering, 5th variation spans the total spectrum of environmental technological know-how and engineering. nonetheless the main finished, authoritative reference to be had during this box, the enormous two-volume encyclopedia has elevated to incorporate 87 articles on issues starting from acid rain, pollution, and group future health, to environmental legislation, instrumentation, modeling, substitute strength, toxicology, radioactive waste, and water remedy. The articles were broadly revised and up-to-date, new ones were additional to hide the most recent advancements regarding contemporary environmental difficulties. the result's a reference paintings that offers the knowledge essential to comprehend, deal with, and reply to threats to the human surroundings.

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As a result of this legislation, large reductions in sulfur dioxide emissions were likely to have occurred in 1995, which should have affected sulfate and hydrogen ion concentrations in precipitation in this region. Lynch et al. (1996) compared the 1995 concentrations to those expected from the 1983– 1994 trends and indeed found that sulfate and hydrogen ion decreased much more than expected due to just the 1983–1994 trends. Thus they concluded that acid rain in the eastern United States had decreased as a result of the Phase I emission reductions.

Coagulation can be classified according to the type of force that causes collision. Brownian coagulation (thermal coagulation) is a fundamental mechanism that is present whenever particles are present in a background gas. 1 0 ist 0 –1 np м4 +3 –3 +2 –2 +1 ed siz –1 The first term on the right-hand side represents the rate of formation of particles of volume v due to coagulation, and the second term that rate of loss of particles of volume v by coagulation with all other particles. The Brownian coagulation coefficient is a function of the Knudsen number Kn ϭ 2l/Dp, where l is the mean free path of the background gas.

Nitrate concentrations are high in the Northeast, from Illinois to New York. The high values of nitrate in southern California are reasonable considering the high density of people and automobiles in this area. The lack of high sulfate values in this California area reflects the lack of intensive coal combustion in the area. Figure 4 shows the concentrations of calcium in precipitation. With respect to sources of the calcium, Gillette et al. (1989) have indicated that dust from soils and dust from traffic on unpaved roads are the major sources of calcium in the atmosphere.

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