Biology Environmental Science

Common Air Pollutants (Photochemical Oxidants)

In this article we will discuss Common Air Pollutants (Photochemical Oxidants)

Photochemical Oxidants

Formed by the photochemical reactions between primary pollutants, viz. oxides of
nitrogen and hydrocarbons. Nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight react with unburnt hydrocarbons to form peroxyacyl nitrate (PAN), Ozone, aldehydes and some other complex organic compounds in the air.


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