Air Pollution: Types and Impacts

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What are the two main types of air pollution mentioned in the text?

Indoor air pollution and outdoor air pollution

What is the term for a substance that is present in the environment at a higher concentration than is considered safe or natural?

Contaminant

Which term refers to the ability of a contaminant to remain in the environment for a long period of time?

Persistence

What is the process by which a contaminant accumulates in an organism's body over time called?

Bioaccumulation

What term describes the route by which a pollutant travels from its source to its receptor?

Pathway

Which term refers to the study of how living organisms, including humans, interact with their environment?

Ecology

Which type of analysis focuses on the identification of one or more chemical species present in a material?

Qualitative analysis

In which year of the program would you typically perform the determination of total Fe% in an iron sample?

2nd year

What is the focus of organic analysis in analytical chemistry?

Identification of organic compounds

Which branch of analytical chemistry is concerned with the determination of how much of a particular compound or element is present in a sample?

Quantitative Analysis

Which type of analysis is concerned with the identification of one or more chemical species present in an inorganic material?

Qualitative Analysis

Study Notes

Types of Air Pollution

  • There are two main types of air pollution mentioned in the text.

Key Terms in Environmental Science

  • A substance present in the environment at a higher concentration than is considered safe or natural is called a pollutant.

Persistence of Contaminants

  • The ability of a contaminant to remain in the environment for a long period of time is referred to as persistence.

Bioaccumulation

  • The process by which a contaminant accumulates in an organism's body over time is called bioaccumulation.

Pollution Pathways

  • The route by which a pollutant travels from its source to its receptor is described as the exposure pathway.

Environmental Science Discipline

  • The study of how living organisms, including humans, interact with their environment is referred to as ecology.

Analytical Chemistry

  • Qualitative analysis focuses on the identification of one or more chemical species present in a material.

Analytical Chemistry Techniques

  • The determination of total Fe% in an iron sample is typically performed in the third year of the program.

Organic Analysis

  • The focus of organic analysis in analytical chemistry is on the identification of organic compounds in a sample.

Branches of Analytical Chemistry

  • Quantitative analysis is the branch of analytical chemistry concerned with the determination of how much of a particular compound or element is present in a sample.
  • Inorganic analysis is the type of analysis concerned with the identification of one or more chemical species present in an inorganic material.

Test your knowledge about air pollution and its impact on health and the environment. Learn about the different types of air pollution including outdoor and indoor pollution, and their effects on human health and quality of life.

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