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The Forgotten Pollution

By: Rein A Ross

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #55900 | ISBN: 0792339177
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Air pollution seems to have something of the nature of a hydra-headed monster: tackle one problem and another immediately appears. This book shows how many of the `unexpected' side effects of pollution by waste gases and particles can be explained by paying attention to the electrical activity of the atmosphere and the earth.


Section 1: Part 1 Vegetation: I.1. Introduction. I.2. The Electrostatic Charged Aerosol Monitor (ECAM). I.3. The Atmospheric Aerosol Observatory (AAO) at Noce. I.4. The Updrift-Downdrift Cycle. I.5. The Acid Rain Problem. I.6. Pesticide Spraying. I.7. Vegetation Under Very High Electric Stress. I.8. Vegetation Under Natural Electric Stress. I.9. The World of Pollen and Spores. I.10. Conclusion. Part 2 The Habitat Puzzle: II.1. Historical. II.2. The Clean Air Syndrome. II.3. Electricity. II.4. Electrical Fields. II.5. Electrostatic Air Cleaners and Ionizers. II.6. Health Effects. II.7. Conclusion. Part 3 The Atmosphere is Not What it is Popularly Believed to Be: 1. Introduction. III.2. Particles in the Atmosphere. III.3. Pollution Sources. III.4. Transport and Sinks. III.5. Interesting Atmospheric Phenomena. Section 2: Part 1 Vertical Potential Gradients and Electric Fields: 1.1. History. 1.2. Definition. 1.3. Earth's Vertical Potential Gradient. 1.4. Consequences of High Electric Fields. 1.5. Triboelectricity. 1.6. Space Charges. 1.7. Field-Free Space. 1.8. High Voltage Lines. 1.9. Outdoor and Indoor Fields. 1.10. Other Indoor Fields. 1.11. Field Variations Through Motion. 1.12. Electrical Field Measurements. 1.13. References. Part 2 Gas and Electricity: 2.1. Ionization. 2.2. Cosmic Rays. 2.3. Radioactivity. 2.4. Electrical Gas Discharges. 2.5. Photoionization. 2.6. Ionization by Combustion. 2.7. Various Effects of Ionization. 2.8. Measuring Methods. 2.9. References. Part 3 The Electric Field, Mixture of Ions and Airborne Particles: 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Electrical Activation. 3.3. Natural Extra Activation of Airborne Particles. 3.4. Artificial Extra Activation of Airborne Particles. 3.5. Measuring Methods. 3.6. References.

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