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ERIC Number: ED073906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 44
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Battelle Research Outlook, Volume 2 Number 3. Cleaning Up the Atmosphere.
Westerman, Arthur B., Ed.
"Outlook" publications focus on areas of science and technology in which research can be valuable to industry, government, and society as a whole. This issue deals with the problems of air pullution and air quality control. The first of six essays,". . . This Most Excellent Canopy, the Air," prognosticates the surge in atmospheric pollution and calls for appropriate legislation, adequate monitoring, and effective enforcement of regulations. Approaching the problem of identifying pollution-prone areas and dealing with them is covered in "The Regional Approach to Air Quality Control." Although the internal combustion engine is identified as the greatest single source of air pollution, the auto industry appears reluctant to switch to an alternative power plant as noted in "Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles.""Solving the Riddle of Smog," assesses photochemical smog, focusing less on how many hydrocarbons get into the air and more on how harmful are the emitted hydrocarbons. Problems involving large-scale generation of electricity and developing acceptable combustion systems are explored in "What About Air Pollution by Power Plants?" The final selection, "Episode: A Case of Applied Atmospheric Dynamics," relates a fictitious story of how one community attacked its air pollution problems. Miscellaneous notes and research briefs complete the publication. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. Columbus Labs.