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  • n. Plural form of oxide.


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  • The products are commonly referred to as oxides of nitrogen – NO, NO2 and are generally known as NOx.

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  • The nitrogen oxides from the plant combustion may have to be scrubbed, but these can be handled.

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  • Sherry and I decided to exchange information with the atmospheric sciences community: we went to Berkeley to confer with Professor Harold Johnston, whose work on the impact of the release of nitrogen oxides from the proposed supersonic transport (SST) aircraft on the stratospheric ozone layer was well known to us.

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  • The oxides are a group of minerals that are compounds of one or more metallic elements combined with oxygen, water, or hydroxyl (OH).

    Composition of rocks

  • For example, 1 gram of a sample gave 1.3410 gram of mixed oxides, which is 0.070 gram in excess of that which would be got with pure tin.

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  • The earth possesses an oxygen rich atmosphere, and even the oldest rocks (according to radiometric dating) contain oxides, which is evidence that they were formed in the presence of oxygen.

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  • The department's tentative deal with TransAlta Corp. would allow the Canada-based company to control smog-causing nitrogen oxides, which is released when coal is burned, primarily through measures already in place, according to documents obtained Wednesday by The Associated

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  • The source of the acids released to the atmosphere is the largely the combustion of fossil fuels that produce waste by-products including gases such as oxides of sulfur and nitrogen.

    Acid rain

  • Combustion-generated pollutants, such as oxides of nitrogen (NO, x), of sulfur (SOx), and particulates, if uncontrolled and emitted into the atmosphere represent environmental and health hazards, such as acid rain.

    Fossil fuel power plant

  • The California Air Resources Board (CARB), which normally regulates smog-forming pollution such as oxides of nitrogen (NOx),   hydrocarbons (HCs), and carbon monoxide (CO) developed the law in 2004, and the state legislature passed it in September 2005.

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