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Air and Water Pollution

  • David Hafemeister

Abstract

Many pollutants enter our bodies through air we breath at 13,000 l/day and water we drink at 2 l/day. Our goal is to quantitatively understand the basic environmental physics of pollution, leaving more detailed discussion to others. This chapter covers the following topics: acid rain, power plant plumes, pollution allotment trading, pollution scaling laws, time-dependence of air pollution, auto emissions in the LA air basin, ozone depletion, water purification, environmental chemistry, and time dependence of pollution in lakes.

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Acid Rain Ozone Molecule Inversion Height Sulfur Coal Plume Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Hafemeister
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis ObispoUSA

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