Effects of Acids on the Environment
As a local factory producing Sulphuric acid, we made progress in addressing the issues raised by the local environmentalists. Firstly, we are well aware of the sources and effects of acid rain. Through the production of sulphuric acid, it will be possible to control the waste output and elements from entering into the environment. The source of the adverse environmental impacts is the disposal of materials to the water sources from our local factory (Peppicelli, Francesca and Lido 831). The understanding of these sources was useful in establishing proper actions to counter environment problems. We will come up with proper emission reduction approaches to counter the negative emissions in the factory and the immediate environment.
Based on research evidence, the emissions of sulphur to the atmosphere have adverse impacts. The damaging effects of the sulphur include significant brain damage through the malfunctioning of the human body systems such as the nervous system. The release of the sulphuric acid to the environment has adverse effects including illness and at times death. For example, when acids mixes with water due to improper disposal, it leads to airborne diseases. We have noted the negative effects of our production and we will implement strategies to counter the negative impacts of the emissions in the factory.
Some of the key solutions we have implemented to reduce the environmental impacts in our production process includes the cleaning up of the smokestacks and the exhaust pipes. The cleaning of these elements would help to meet the modern energy requirements to limit emissions. The emission reduction strategy is appropriate in mitigating the exhaust pipe elements as well as the combustion of the cleaners to reduce emissions. Our local factory will seek to restore the damaged climate and environments. The short term solutions will help in dealing with the risks of human health processes. In spite of all, it is useful to restore and allow for the survival of aquatic life aspects to improve acidified water surface.
In the factory production, the alternative sources of energy include the wind energy, geothermal and nuclear power among others. The reliance on energy sources is useful in getting effective electrical power unlike fossil fuels that shows cleaner energy sources. The sustainable energy use was useful in protecting and improves environmental protection. The mitigation of emissions would help in lowering emissions such as energy efficiency appliances and public transport (Boguta al 121). However, our production process of sulphuric acid lowers the sulphur dioxide emissions to the environment. The industry regulates the key processes of manufacturing sulphuric acid within the contact process and reduces the emissions.
Our local company has made efforts to reduce the overall level of emissions into the atmosphere. They include the installation of a scrubber and a tail gas treatment. Scrubbers are devices installed in the factory to control the gas emissions, more so acidic gases. The tail gas is usually produced within the refinery and it does not require for additional processing. The treatment of tail gas is useful in improving the environment and reduces the effluents from the sulphuric acid units and departments (Peppicelli et al. 831). Both scrubbers and the tail gas treatment actions are useful in reducing the level of emissions to the environment. Such actions are useful in getting proper air treatment to lower negative environmental impacts.
I would like to request for the permission and regulations to continue improving the production of acids in the factory. We will implement the recommended actions and strategies to deal with sulphuric acids that could affect the environment. Therefore, I will be able to improve the measures and designs that improves clean environment.
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