Air Quality Pollutants

Fine particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ground-level ozone (O3)

 

Air pollutants released during the burning of biomass

 

The main pollutant released during the burning of biomass is particulate matter.

 

Air pollutants released from the combustion of coal

 

Sulfur dioxide Nitrogen oxides Carbon monoxide Particulate matter

 

Air pollutants released by burning coal

 

Carbon monoxide Sulfur dioxide Nitrogen oxides Particulate matter

 

Air pollutants responsible for photochemical smog

 

The main pollutants that contribute to photochemical smog are nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These pollutants react in the presence of sunlight to form ozone and other harmful chemicals.

Air pollutants carbon monoxide

 

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced whenever any fossil fuel is burned. It is a pollutant that can have serious health effects, particularly when it builds up indoors.

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