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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Suppose you had a long, stressful day. The only thing you can think about is relaxing in the comfort of your own home, never once considering the dangers that may be lingering around you. When we are in our own homes, we feel protected and less susceptible of being injured or hurt. We lock our doors at night, because it gives us a sense of security. We become so consumed with protecting ourselves from society, that we fail to acknowledge the dangers that we are faced with every day....   [tags: Health ]
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Every day, thousands of calls are generated to emergency medical systems to summons help for numerous reasons. One of the most frightening calls a dispatcher can receives are those involving a patient who is not breathing or is struggling to breathe. One very common problem that goes unseen due to its colorless, odorless and tasteless properties, and is a major worldwide public health problem, is poisoning from carbon monoxide (Graber et al 2007). According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 2000 Americans die each year from accidental exposure to carbon monoxide and another 2,300 from intentional exposure (suicide)....   [tags: Anatomy]
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Carbon Monoxide: The Health Risks and Environmental Problems - Carbon monoxide has been an environmental problem ever since cavemen started fires in poorly ventilated caves. Those cave men would agonizingly learn the environmental and health issues that arise with the combustion and inhilation of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a deadly, colorless, tasteless, odorless gas that is caused due to the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. Genereally carbon monoxide has a short life span, because when it goes up inot the atmosphere it becomes oxidated and becomes carbon dioxide (CO2)....   [tags: Health] 1039 words
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Report On Carbon Monoxide - Report On Carbon Monoxide What it is and how it gets here: Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odourless, tasteless, invisible gas. Each carbon monoxide molecule is made of a single carbon atom bonded to a single oxygen atom. The gas is produced by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels - gas, oil, coal and wood used in boilers, engines, oil burners, gas fires, water heaters, solid fuel appliances and open fires. If an object is a source of Carbon Monoxide, it is not generally a problem unless the gas is not ventilated so cannot escape anywhere, which then causes a build up and becomes hazardous....   [tags: Free Essays] 403 words
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Carbon Monoxide - Imagine a killer perfect enough to travel through the corridors of your home completely undetectable to the eye of its prey. It can’t be heard, can’t be smelled, and before you or anyone in your household realizes that something is wrong, it could already be too late. Over ten thousand people fall victim to carbon monoxide poisoning and over one thousand five hundred die per year of this gas so deadly, it is referred to as the “silent killer”(“What Is Carbon Monoxide?”). Carbon monoxide, or CO for short, is a flammable, colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is produced during incomplete combustion of fuel and it’s ability to do harm resides within the lack of knowledge and understanding o...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Carbon Monoxide - Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is a color and odorless tasteless gas. When carbon monoxide is breath into a persons lungs it makes them fall a sleep. This happens without them even knowing that there being poisoned. Carbon monoxide was developed in 1776 by a man named Lassonne. He did this by heating a mixture of charcoal and zinc oxide. This mixture proved to be a source of heat to the home and the industry. Today we mostly find that coal gas oil propene all give off carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide gas was used by the German Nazis party as a way to murder hundreds of thousands of jews....   [tags: Papers] 703 words
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Burns Is a Common Cause of Death in U.S. - Introduction There are many causes of accidental death in the United States, one of the most commonly seen are burn injuries. Burn injuries can effect a victim both internally (lungs) and externally (skin), they are so serious that many major hospitals have a burn unit area solely for the treatment of burn victims. In this research paper we will discuss the important issues dealing with the injuries of a burn victim such as the etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, complications and treatment....   [tags: carbon monoxide, lungs, skin] 1161 words
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Composition of amino acids in strawberry fruits determined by gas chromatography with flame ionization under the influence of CO, NOx and SO2 - Introduction Amino acids are present in almost all foods in different relative items such as fruit juices, syrups, jams, jellies, wines etc. (Silva et al. 2005; Hua et al. 2014). In plant materials the amino acids are found in free form (L-configuration). Among the highly consumed fruits strawberries are widely used throughout the world for different purposes such as preparation of jams, jellies, decorating cakes etc. Due to high consumption, strawberry fruits are widely grown throughout the year irrespective of temperature, light and humidity in green houses by maintaining the temperature due to direct heating system or CO2 fertilizer units....   [tags: Carbon Monoxide, Agriculture, Strawberries]
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Smoking is the Number One Way to Harm Your Health - There are many ways to harm oneself but there also many ways to keep oneself save and health . The World Health Organization has described tobacco smoking as the single greatest preventable cause of disease in the developed world. Smoking is the inhalation of the smoke of burning tobacco encased in cigarettes, pipes, and cigars. The main cause of drug in tobacco was nicotine , it causes addiction to smokers . may be some people faces a family problem or difficult emotions like anger so they find smoke is a good way to deal with the problems ....   [tags: tobacco, carbon monoxide, addiction] 970 words
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The Problems that Pollution Brought in China - Due to factory smoke, car waste and plastic china has become one of the most polluted countries in the world for centuries. By china producing goods for other countries it makes their problem even worse. There are many solutions to this massive problem , but china has not found one that works. Even though china has bad pollution it not only affects their country but others as well. In china today their pollution has become a huge problem due to the factory industry, the pollution has increased tremendously....   [tags: factory, smoke, carbon monoxide]
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Automobile Emissions, CO and Asthma - Automobile Emissions, CO and Asthma Auto emissions are byproducts from the engine combustion process and from the vanishing of fuel. Despite the ever-growing number of vehicles on the road, studies show that ten to thirty percent of vehicles cause the majority of vehicle-related air pollution. This fact sheet lists some of the air pollutants associated with vehicle emissions. Because contact to these pollutants can cause serious health problems, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established air quality standards to protect our health Asthma is an illness that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and...   [tags: environment, fuel, carbon monoxide]
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Pollution in Canada is not Good - Pollution in Canada is not as bad as some other countries around the world, but it is becoming a more pressing issue day by day. Depending on where you live in Canada you might not see the effects of pollution as much, however pollution is all around us. From the pollution coming from our cars to the chemical valley in Sarnia, pollution is everywhere. The three main areas of pollution in canada are in the air, water and soil. When we think of air pollution we think of the refineries in our cities and the exhaust coming from our cars mostly....   [tags: Effects of Pollution, Carbon Monoxide, Pollutants]
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Pollution: Different Types of Pollutants - ... Ground-level ozone also known as particulate matter and nitrogen oxide are identical and is created by chemical reactions with nitrogen and other organic compounds. These compounds come from motor vehicles, gasoline, and other industrial facilities. Exposure to ground-level ozone can cause asthma, bronchitis, and even emphysema (Environmental Protection Agency). Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that comes from combustion sources such as stoves and heaters. Effects of exposure to carbon monoxide also known as CO, can reduce oxygen delivery to any of the body’s organs especially the brain and the heart....   [tags: carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, ashtma] 702 words
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Causes of Air Pollution - Stage I 1) - Choosing the topic My group chose this topic because of the health problems around us caused due to air pollution. Air pollution has become a serious issue not only in the UAE but also globally. Storms in UAE carrying sand and storms which has airborne and occur desert, also activities can make dust . Particulate tiny of sands , chemicals and dust lead to serious harm to lungs as American research included . In UAE as well as globally, use of coal and fossil fuels in factories, power-generating establishments, offices, even homes for power or heat , though beneficial, contribute to air pollution and smog....   [tags: carbon monoxide, dust, clean air]
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Experimental and Computation Vibration-Rotation Spectroscopy for Carbon Monoxide Through the Use of High-Resolution Infrared (IR) Spectra - Experimental and Computation Vibration-Rotation Spectroscopy for Carbon Monoxide Through the Use of High-Resolution Infrared (IR) Spectra Introduction: The goal of this experiment is to study the most precise way of measuring molecular bond lengths and introduction to computational software used for studying molecular properties. This is of interest in that the instrument to being used, a Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer, can measure the vibrational and rotational transitions of the fundamental and first overtone of CO....   [tags: Molecular Bond Lab Experiment] 1947 words
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The Detrimental Effects of Smoking - ... The detrimental effects of smoking are due to the consumption of tobacco; the list of diseases linked to smoking is increasing rapidly on an annual basis. Smoking has taken a toll on human beings from head to toe and its results are deplorable. The purpose of this investigation is to determine the main effects of smoking in relation to heart disease, lung cancer, and invasive meningococcal disease (IMD). To begin, while tobacco use results in many health defects and deaths annually; one of the most common health effects related to smoking is heart disease....   [tags: carbon monoxide, lung cancer, heart disease] 960 words
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Synthesis and Gas Sensing Porperties of SnO2 Nanostructures - INTRODUCTION Over the past decade, the study on metal oxide nanostructure materials have attracted much attention because metal oxides are considered to be the most fascinating functional materials and have been widely utilized in various technological applications. For examples they are used as gas sensors, bio-sensors, nanoelectronics, nanogenerators, electrochromic devices, light-emitting diodes, field emitters, supercapacitors and photo-detector. Nanomaterials have mechanical, chemical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties different from those of their bulk counterparts due to the enhanced surface-volume ratio and possible quantum confinement effects(Dulce N....   [tags: carbon monoxide, gases, ethanol, metal oxide]
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Carbon Pollution and Ecological Imbalances - ... Use of Carbon compounds has developed over the decades. Trains can be blamed for the state of the atmosphere, since they are considered to be the first machines to utilize steam engines. These engines require firewood and charcoal, which leads to the loss of plant vegetation. The usage of firewood for instance leads to the formation of Carbon monoxide, which is an unstable carbon compound. This later consumes oxygen in large amounts to form carbon IV Oxide, reducing the oxygen supply in the atmosphere....   [tags: acid rain, hole in ozone layer]
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Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube - Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Arc usage is introduced into CNT synthesis for the reason that it provides a simple and traditional tool for generating a high temperature, which is necessary for the vaporization of carbon atoms into a plasma. The traditional arc discharging experimental equipment of fabrication of carbon nanotubes as shown in the figure. Once the arc is in operation, a carbon deposit forms on the negative electrode. The key parameters that control the growth kinetics including the hydrocarbon carrier gas, the growth time and temperature, and the catalyst composition....   [tags: hydrocarbons, synthesis, catalyst] 810 words
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The Effects of Pollution and Carbon Footprint on Earth - Earth is a planet full of resources that organisms have shared over millions of years. The problem is that human activity is increasing pollution and carbon footprint, largely on the last years. How is this affecting us and other organisms. To find the answer to this question there has to be a clear definition about carbon footprint and pollution. Carbon footprint is the amount of gases that are released during human activities, gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and carbon monoxide (“Carbon Footprint”)....   [tags: organisms, gases, contamination, condition] 1322 words
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The Effects of Burning Carbon Dioxide - The Effects of Burning Carbon Dioxide The main waste product of fuel we burn is carbon dioxide, which is thought to have been the main factor in the gradual rise of global temperatures of the last hundred years. The rise is called ‘Global Warming’. The mechanism used to explain the rise in temperature is the greenhouse effect. Infrared radiation is trapped by atmospheric gases. Sunlight easily passes these gases on it way into the earth’s atmosphere but on its way out the gases reflect the radiation back towards earth....   [tags: Papers] 825 words
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Photosynthesis: The Emergence and Early Evolution of Biological Carbon-Fixation. - Introduction As the world’s population increases, availing adequate food for the population will be a challenge due to need to improve crop cultivation, production of fertilizer, and agricultural yields (Berg et al, 2010). However, carbon fixation is an essential limitation that affects crop yields because plants rely on converting carbon (IV) oxide into biologically functional molecules (Berg et al, 2010). Through various carbon fixation pathways, green plants, algae, and certain bacteria are able to convert inorganic carbon into organic compounds useful to all living organisms on earth (Aresta and Wiley, 2010)....   [tags: green plants, bacteria]
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Analysis of Carbon Dioxide CO2 - Analysis of Carbon Dioxide CO2 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a colorless gas, which was first discovered in 1577 by Van Helmont who detected it in the products of both fermentation and charcoal burning. CO2 is used in solid, liquid, and gas forms in a variety of industrial processes. These include: beverage carbonation, dry ice, welding and chemicals manufacturing. It is produced by the combustion of all carbonaceous fuels and can be recovered in an abundance of ways. It is widely used today as a by-product of synthetic ammonia production, fermentation, and from flue gases by absorption process....   [tags: Chemistry] 294 words
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Carbon - CARBON Carbon, an element discovered before history itself, is one of the most abundant elements in the universe. It can be found in the sun, the stars, comets, and the atmospheres of most planets. There are close to ten million known carbon compounds, many thousands of which are vital to the basis of life itself (WWW 1). Carbon occurs in many forms in nature. One of its purest forms is diamond. Diamond is the hardest substance known on earth. Although diamonds found in nature are colorless and transparent, when combined with other elements its color can range from pastels to black....   [tags: essays research papers] 1064 words
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Save the Environment - Use Low-Carbon Fuel! - In reality the fuel used by everyone today is made from corn and we could plant corn forever but eventually it will cause land exhaustion, making it harder to grow any crop at all. This not only increases the process of fuel making but it also increases the price range. Low- Carbon fuel helps save more money because it is just taken and recyled like paper plates or plastic water bottles. The US government has mainly rellied on corn for its biofuel, which in return can only harm and damage the local environment....   [tags: government, cheap, pollution]
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Mining Can Cause Great Damages to the Environment - ... Mining projects create quite a lot of dust during mine construction and during hauling of ores from the mine to the processing area, the dust during transportation is minimised by building road (even though they are often dirt) to a high quality with surface additives to prevent more dust in dry seasons as well as ongoing maintenance [2]. Water pollution affects the quality of the water from the mine sites such as with Acid mine drainage (AMD), which creates sulphuric acid from the sulphide minerals in the rock when they come into contact with water and oxygen....   [tags: water polution, carbon monoxice] 846 words
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Carbon Dioxide Emissions at Mammoth Mountain, California - Carbon Dioxide Emissions at Mammoth Mountain, California According to Dr. David P. Hill and Dr. Roy R. Bailey of the United States Geological Survey, the most common geological question in Mammoth, California is Where is the volcano. Although Mammoth Mountain does not resemble the classically recognized cone-shaped volcano, the mountain experienced significant volcanic and seismic activity in the past two decades, which have brought the mountain the recognition as a potentially hazardous volcano....   [tags: Nature Volcano Essays]
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Energy from Respiration is Essential for All Living Organisms - Respiration occurs in all living organisms, it is the process of mixing glucose from cells that has been stored inside the organism from various sources, with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide, water and energy (however energy is not a substance) the specific word equation for cellular aerobic (in the presence of oxygen) is glucose and oxygen → carbon dioxide, water and energy. This energy produced can then be used for essential life processes and growth. For plants, plant roots, photosynthesizing algae and bacteria, the respiration process begins with photosynthesis....   [tags: photosynthesis, atmosphere, carbon] 2844 words
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Human´s Impact on Global Climate Change - ... Human activities contribute to climate change by causing changes in the earth’s atmosphere in the amounts of greenhouse gases, aerosols, and cloudiness. Good changes to earth’s system to global climate change temperature depends on the balancing act between energy entering and leaving the planet's system. When incoming energy from the sun is absorbed by earth’s system, the earth can get warm. When suns energy is reflecting back into space, earth avoids warming, when energy is released back into space, earth cools down....   [tags: greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide] 726 words
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The XTL (Anything to Liquid) Process - ... This section is the most important section of any XTL factory and in fact XTL is translation of the classical Fischer Tropsch Synthesis the language of industrial and commercial world. Finally the hydrocarbon products might undergo some finalizing steps to reach the specifications of the market. This is the final step of a XTL process and might be comprised of different units with a variation of complexness depending on the final product quality and perhaps quantity. The most important process for finalizing of a FTS unit product are hydro-cracking [6, 7] and thermal cracking [7]....   [tags: carbon, catalyst, hydrocarbons] 797 words
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Characteristic of Organic Compounds - What are organic compounds, you may ask. Well organic compounds are compounds that always contain carbon, or any compound that contains a carbon atom. But some describe organic compounds as any of a large class of chemical compounds in which one or more atoms of carbon are covalently linked to atoms of other elements, most commonly are hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. But there are a few exceptions to this organic rule, which are carbon monoxide, carbonates, carbon dioxide, cyanides, cyanates, carbides, and thyocyanates, which are all considered inorganic....   [tags: Carbon Atoms, Chemical Compounds]
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Hydrocarbons in Our Lives - Hydrocarbons are compounds formed by carbon and hydrogen atoms. They are used as fuels to produce energy in incomplete and complete combustion reactions. Incomplete combustion occurs when hydrocarbons react with a small amount of oxygen (O2), whilst complete combustion occurs when hydrocarbons react with large amounts of oxygen. Incomplete combustions produce water (H2O), carbon monoxide (CO) and/or soot (C). The CO and soot produced from incomplete combustion can have harmful consequences on humans and the environment....   [tags: carbon and hydrogen atoms, toxic gas]
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Sustainable Cities? - Earth is a planet full of resources that organisms have shared over millions of years. The problem is that human activity is increasing pollution and carbon footprint, largely on the last years. How is this affecting us and other organisms. To find the answer to this question there has to be a clear definition about carbon footprint and pollution. Carbon footprint is the amount of gases that are released during human activities, gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and carbon monoxide (“Carbon Footprint”)....   [tags: carbon, pollution, enviroment]
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Gasoline Dependence - For over 100 years, the automobile industry has relied on gasoline as its main source of fuel. Gasoline is a colorless, highly flammable substance used in internal combustion engines. It is a fossil fuel made from crude oil, a natural gas formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals (Webster‘s Dictionary). Gasoline has positively influenced our way of life by providing convenient, on demand transportation. It has created a global economy that moves people and goods faster and more easily than ever imagined (Povey 12)....   [tags: Environment, Carbon Emissions] 1876 words
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Accounting for Carbon - Introduction This paper examines the implications of using different approaches when it comes to accounting for carbon emissions. This essay provides a brief background on the Kyoto protocol. Then it goes into the issues surrounding accounting for carbon. The starting place that needed to be addressed was how to account for carbon credits and the free allowances, next was the obligation. The paper subsequently examines the current practices for accounting for carbon, such as the IFRIC 3 approach, the net liability approach, and the recognition of government grants approach, followed by that there was some other issues that had to be alluded to that are important for when accounting for carbo...   [tags: environment, carbon, kyoto protocol]
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The Importance of the Carbon Element - Carbon Carbon is one of the basic elements of matter (Bush 1230-1231). The name carbon comes from the Latin word "carbo" meaning charcoal.Carbon is the sixth most abundant element (Gangson). More than 1,000,000 compounds are made from carbon(Carbon (C)). "The Element Carbon is defined as a naturally abundant non-metallic element that occurs in many inorganic and in all organic compounds, exists freely as graphite and diamond and as a constituent of coal, limestone, and petroleum, and is capable of chemical self-bonding to form an enormous number of chemically, biologically, and commercially important molecules." Carbon is used in diamonds, petroleum oil, radiocarbon dating, smoke detec...   [tags: organic chemistry, carbon dating]
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Hydrophobic property of Carbon Nanotubes - Carbon fiber also has corrosion issues due to its chemical composition There are many different types of corrosions. According to Boeing Engineer David Banis, “Concentration cell corrosion, or crevice corrosion, is the most common type of corrosion found on airplanes” (Banis 2). It occurred whenever water is trapped between two surfaces, such as under loose paint, within a delaminated bond-line, or in an unsealed joint. The magnitude of the corrosion depends on the alloy that is used. Carbon fiber with metal mesh is susceptible to severe corrosion if not properly treated with the right sealant....   [tags: corrosion, aluminum, carbon fiber]
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Nanotechnology: What are Carbon Nanotubes? - ... Research in carbon nanotubes is moving ahead discovering new forms, applications and Solar thermal storage is a result of one such research. TYPES OF CARBON NANOTUBES Single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) A sheet of graphite rolled into a tube with a singular cylindrical wall is called a SWNT. These are normally capped off at the ends. They have a diameter of close to 1nm. However they come in different lengths. One major advantage of the SWNT is that it can be twisted, flattened and even bent into small circles....   [tags: carbon nanowires, properties] 888 words
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Carbon Sinks In the Oceans Analysis - Carbon sinks are found when there is a collection of carbon dioxide within a reservoir. Both, the terrestrial and aquatic systems, can act as natural carbon sinks, as can the atmosphere, where the collections of carbon dioxide as well as carbon dioxide emissions are high. The efficiency of these sinks has been declining since the 1990’s (Canadell et al. 2007). Approximately, 50% of carbon dioxide emissions are collected in the terrestrial and oceanic sinks (Ritschard 1992), which are detrimental to the ecosystem....   [tags: greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, ecosystems]
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What are Carbon Nanotubes? - ... A chiral (n,m) nanotube has a spiral symmetry and the chiral angle is between 0° and 30°. Carbon nanotubes are not only structures that have the simplest chemical composition and atomic bonding configuration, but also, at the same time, these structures have amazing properties which is the actual reason of them being studied. They have unparalleled electrical, mechanical and optical properties and show great thermal and electrical conductivity on the level of other conductive materials. Although they have negligible dimension, these structures are stronger than any other material....   [tags: carbon atoms, medical applications] 545 words
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Carbon Sequestration at St. Lawrence University - Forests are a critical player when it comes to the carbon cycle. Every year, forests store more than 1.0 x 1015 metric tons of carbon in biomass, detritus, and soils (Dixon et al.). The storing of this carbon dioxide is very important to our planet and threshold that allows humans to thrive. Climate change is occurring, but would be accelerating much faster without carbon sinks like our forests that store the carbon dioxide humans have emitted. Carbon sequestration is defined as “the prevention of greenhouse gas build-up in the earth's atmosphere by methods such as planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide or pumping carbon dioxide into underground reservoirs” (Collins English Dictionary)....   [tags: Forests, Carbon Cycle, Bio,ass, Detritus, Soil]
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Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water Using Carbon Nanotubes - High concentrations of arsenic are found naturally in groundwater worldwide and pose a potential health hazard to humans from long-term exposure. Arsenic exposure can come from drinking water, contaminated irrigated crops, and food preparation with contaminated water. The organic form of arsenic is less harmful than the inorganic form. The inorganic form of arsenic is present in groundwater and highly toxic, therefore hazardous to humans. Long-term exposure to arsenic in water can cause numerous health problems, primarily skin, bladder, and lung cancer....   [tags: groundwater, arsenic, carbon nanotubes]
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How the Ocean and Plants Affect the Removal of Carbon in Our Atmosphere - The Carbon cycle is the way that carbon moves around our planet. It is in everything we see and is always around us. It is used to help us grow, to make diamonds, and to make fossil fuels like coal, natural gas, peat and petrol. The carbon cycle shows us how carbon can be taken by plants and the ocean, and how it is added to the atmosphere by decomposition, humans, combustion (fires and burning), fossil fuels and from animals. The main points I am going to look at is how the ocean and plants affect the removal of carbon in our atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis, and how the carbon is added back to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels....   [tags: carbon cycle, photosynthesis, fossil fuels]
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Carbon Footprint of Hospitals - Hospital Carbon Footprint Introduction The last time you went to the hospital, were you more concerned with the chemicals that said hospital released into the atmosphere or why you were in the hospital in the first place. Hospitals are such a staple in life that most don't bother to consider the effects they might have on the environment. Hospitals need to expend an immense amount of energy to tend to their patients, employees, and visitors. They emit a large amount of carbon into the atmosphere and presumably have a huge carbon footprint; the measure of the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere is a carbon footprint....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change Carbon Emissions] 1268 words
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Carbon Footprint of Coca-Cola Company - Coca-Cola: Steps Toward a Greener Future Abstract: Global climate change is a critical, environmental issue plaguing our planet. Greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels have skyrocketed since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution thus contributing increases in average global temperature. Thus, numerous organizations and individuals have taken action to reduce their carbon footprints in order to lessen their impact on the environment. Coca–Cola, the ever-popular, soft-drink corporation is one of these organizations that is taking action to curtail its carbon dioxide emissions in order to create a greener reputation....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change Carbon Emissions] 1396 words
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Fiji Water Company's Carbon Footprint - Fiji Water's Carbon Footprint -An in depth analysis of the carbon emissions of the popular water company- Introduction: Fiji Water, established in 1996, bottles natural Artesian water found deep below the ground in the Yaqara Valley of Viti Levu in Fiji, near a primitive rainforest. The water is obtained from an artesian aquifer, a volcanic chamber surrounded by crater rock. The advantage of Artesian water over natural spring water is that Artestian water is not in contact with the atmosphere until it is drilled for, as it is far beneath the ground....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change Carbon Emissions] 2165 words
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World War II: Return of the Victory Garden - Return of the Victory Garden The victory garden or home garden was something that was highly popular during World War I and II. People would grow their own produce to help with the local food supply and to ease pressure on the local economy. At that time, almost one third of vegetable that were produced in the United States came from people’s home gardening (Wikipedia.org). Since then, there has been a massive decrease in the home garden. Store bought produce had become common place and as a result people have stopped growing their own food....   [tags: fossil fuel, carbon monixide]
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Carbon Footprint of Mass Transportation vs an Automobile - Abstract Different modes of transportation emit various amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. In today's world, where global warming is an issue, the way people choose to travel makes a difference. This paper contains the calculation of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system's carbon footprint and compares it to the carbon footprint of cars traveling the same distance. The results of this calculation will hopefully cause the average commuter to reconsider his or her form of transportation. Introduction About BART Every day of the week, thousands of people living in the Bay Area take advantage of the BART system....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change Carbon Emissions]
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A Comparison of the Carbon Footprint of Retail Stores Patagonia, H&M, and The Wardrobe - Are you worried about global climate change. Have you ever wondered how you contribute to this problem. What about the impact of the clothes you buy. We have put together estimated information from three different types of stores to help you realize options you have as consumers to be more green. Patagonia is an example of an environmentally conscious and globally active store. The same is true for H&M but it aims to provide affordable, fashionable clothing at the same time. The Wardrobe in Davis, California is an example of a local store, community built and owned....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change Carbon Emissions] 1818 words
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The Carbon Cycle - The Carbon Cycle is a major component of the Biogeochemistry of the planet. Across the Lithosphere and Biosphere, carbon plays a large role in the creation of biomass as well as decomposition. The carbon cycle in the hydrosphere, particularly in the oceans, is not as well known. We do know, however, that oceans play a critical role in the carbon cycle because it acts as a large sink of carbon as it is rapidly exchanged with the atmosphere. The carbon cycle in the oceans involves both organic compounds and inorganic compounds....   [tags: biogeochemistry, decomposition] 1730 words
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