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Nitrogen Oxides. Levi, Marissa, Abigail. Description. Nitrogen oxides ( NOx ) consist of nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitrous oxide (N2O) and are formed when nitrogen (N2) combines with oxygen (O2) Produced during combustion A greenhouse gas Contributes to ozone depletion.

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nitrogen oxides

Nitrogen Oxides

Levi, Marissa, Abigail

description
Description
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx) consist of nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitrous oxide (N2O) and are formed when nitrogen (N2) combines with oxygen (O2)
  • Produced during combustion
  • A greenhouse gas
  • Contributes to ozone depletion
sources
Sources
  • Primary source: burning fossil fuels
  • Human activities
  • lightning
  • fertilizers
  • Agriculture
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Transportation
health effects
Health Effects
  • Irritates the lungs
  • Increases the chance of asthma
  • Respiratory infections
  • Visual Impairments
  • rapid, burning spasms
  • swelling of throat
  • reduced oxygen intake
  • a larger buildup of fluids in lungs and/or death
air quality standard
Air Quality Standard
  • Contributes to acid rain, smog, ozone depletion
  • Nationally, average NO2 concentrations have decreased substantially over the years
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