Central power plants have the dubious distinction of being third in their contribution to air pollution in the United States, trailing motor vehicles and industry. Power plants emit approximately 25% of the particulates, 46% of the oxides of sulfur, and 25% of the oxides of nitrogen which are released each year into the atmosphere in the United States. They are minor contributors of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
KeywordsNitric Oxide Sulfur Dioxide Electric Utility Vanadium Pent Oxide Sulfur Trioxide
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