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What is the point of finding out about air pollution levels and factors of air pollution around Plymouth?

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Plan What is the point of finding out about air pollution levels and factors of air pollution around Plymouth? The point of finding out is so we can see which time of year or days has the most air pollution. Also what factors affect the leaves of air pollution? The type of air pollution I will be looking into is CO2 and particulates in the air. The one way we can make it fair is to take all readings form the same place and keep all the record are required so we can make the conclusion as correct as we can. The way the information is collected is by a machine which takes readings very 3 hours for the year of 2001. I Predict in winter there will be less Carbon particles in the air because Carbon particles are heavy and the rain (which we always have in winter time) will reduce the Carbon particles in the air, but in the summer when there is very little rain there will have more Carbon particles in the air. ...read more.

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+ Oxygen = Carbon dioxide + water This will always use these for the same purpose in every case; Oxygen will always be a reactant and involve hydrocarbons. When there is complete combustion there always could have incomplete combustion, reaction, the products may be Carbon particles and or Carbon mixed + more water. Depends on the amount of Oxygen or levels of fuel. The way in which we can cut down on air pollution is to fit Catalytic converters to cars, but older car cannot have these because they do not have the right spacing in the exhaust system. The older cars also have leaded petrol which makes it harder to fit them. Catalytic Converter (1) The in side of a Catalytic converter has a honey comb surface which increases the surface area. This help the effectiveness as there is a lot more surface area for the reactions to take place this means they will be more efficient. As you can see a simple Catalytic converter cuts down a bit but not enough so a new 3 way Catalytic converter was invented it helps to cut down on Nitrogen levels. ...read more.

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The greenhouse effect is the build up gases in the atmosphere forming a thick surface which acts as a big blanket. As it gets thicker there is more heat being saved up. This Picture shows the greenhouses effect. That is how global warming takes place, global warming is when the earth heats up and the polar ice caps melt and then the sea levels rise. That means half the world will go under the sea. So back to my Predict which I Predict in winter there will be less Carbon particles in the air because Carbon particles are heavy and the rain (which we always have in winter time) will reduce the Carbon particles in the air, but in the summer when there is very little rain there will have more Carbon particles in the air. There will be a higher amounts of CO2 levels will be higher because there will be more people using car because in winter when its wet and cold more people will be using the cars to travel to the work, school and holidays on time. Air pollution By Adam Kimber 1 ...read more.

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