How secondary pollutants are formed?
Besides, what do you mean by secondary pollutant?
Secondary pollutants are pollutants which form in the atmosphere. These pollutants are not emitted directly from a source (like vehicles or power plants). Different types of secondary pollutants include: Ozone (O3) Sulfuric acid and nitric acid (component of acid rain)
One may also ask, what is the difference between primary and secondary pollution? Definition: A primary pollutant is an air pollutant emitted directly from a source. A secondary pollutant is not directly emitted as such, but forms when other pollutants (primary pollutants) react in the atmosphere.
Similarly, what are the sources of primary and secondary pollutants?
Examples of primary pollutants include sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOX), and particulate matter (PM). Examples of secondary pollutants include photochemical oxidants (ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur trioxide) and secondary particulate matter.
How are primary pollutants formed?
Usually, primary pollutants are substances directly emitted from a process, such as ash from a volcanic eruption, the carbon monoxide gas from a motor vehicle exhaust or sulfur dioxide released from factories. Rather, they form in the air when primary pollutants react or interact.