ERIC Number: ED080343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Atmospheric Pollution: Its Origins and Prevention.
Meetham, A. R.
Although atmospheric pollution can be reduced or eliminated in many different ways, each way involves questions of economics, the time factor, availability of materials, priority over other urgent reforms, and individual and social psychology. To provide a basis for consideration of these questions, this book gives information not only about the measurement, distribution, and effects of atmospheric pollution, but also goes into detail about fuel, fuel-burning appliances, industrial processes, and domestic requirements. The first eight chapters deal with fuels, furnaces, and fires: (1) Origin of Fuel, (2) Natural Solid Fuels, (3) Mineral Oils and Gases, (4) Manufactured Fuels, (5) Industrial Boilers, (6) Power and Electricity, (7) Industrial Furnaces, and (8) Domestic Heat Services. The five following chapters are given to a study of the properties of atmospheric pollution: (9) Atmospheric Pollution, (10) Measurement of Atmospheric Pollution, (11) Distribution of Pollution, (12) Changes in Pollution, and (13) Effects of Pollution. Remedial measures are considered in Prevention of Atmospheric Pollution. The last chapter is an account of the law in England and in other countries insofar as it concerns atmospheric pollution. Written with a semi-technical approach, the book is for professional people--public health officers, architects, engineers, meteorologists, legislators, city councillors, boiler operators, and builders. (BL)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Chemical Reactions, Ecological Factors, Environment, Fuel Consumption, Fuels, Pollution, Technology, Ventilation, Waste Disposal
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Note: Third Revised Edition