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Title: The acid rain sourcebook

Abstract

A reference collection of specialized information discussions on areas critical to the acid rain issue: problem definition, impact of legislation, emissions standards, international perspective, cost scenarios, and engineering solutions. The text is reinforced with 130 illustrations and about 50 tables. Contents: International mitigation programs. Emissions reduction: before combustion; during combustion; after combustion. Engineering solutions under development.

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OSTI Identifier:
5533445
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ACID RAIN; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; GLOBAL ASPECTS; REVIEWS; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; COMBUSTION; COST; EMISSION; ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING; LEGISLATION; RISK ASSESSMENT; STANDARDS; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENGINEERING; OXIDATION; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; RAIN; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)

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Elliott, T.C., and Schwieger, R.G. The acid rain sourcebook. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Elliott, T.C., & Schwieger, R.G. The acid rain sourcebook. United States.
Elliott, T.C., and Schwieger, R.G. 1985. "The acid rain sourcebook". United States. doi:.
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