Volume No. 4 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 803-806 Jan.-Mar 2010

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NITROGEN OXIDE ACCUMULATION AND SOME REMEDIAL MEASURES

 

Sunakar Panda* and Hrusikesh Dash

Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry, P.G. Department of Chemistry,
Berhampur University, Bhanja Bihar, Berhampur-7, Orissa (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 03, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

The oxides nitrogen (NOx) exist in five different forms, each having a definite life time in the environment. Because of the comparatively longer life time of nitrogen peroxide (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO), the accumulation of these gases in the environment cause serious environmental hazards namely acid rain, smog formation and depletion of ozone layer having far reaching consequences. These gases have both natural and anthropogenic origin (the later being much higher than the former). These interact both biotic and abiotic components of the environment. In this paper an attempt is made to discuss various sources of nitrogen oxide (NOx) release, mechanism of interaction with different components of environment, detrimental effects of their interaction and some remedial measures to reduce the level of nitrogen oxides in the environment.

 

Keywords : Nitrogen oxide, Pollution, Acid rain, Smog, Ozone layer depletion.

 

 

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