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Project topic: Air pollution

Project title: QUALITY AIR.

Team: CALIDAD DEL AIRE. VILLASANA. 2º ESO B.

IES DOCTOR SANCHO DE MATIENZO   BURGOS   SPAIN   19 Student’s age: 14-15 years old


Research question

HOW POLLUTING GASSES AND OTHER PARTICLES AFFECTS OUR AIR IN CITIES AND VILLAGES.

Summary of the project
POLLUTING GASSES AND PARTICLES IN THE AIR OF VILLASANTE (BURGOS) APRIL,21- 2022

WE HAVE INVESTIGATED DIFFERENT POLLUTING GASSES IN THE AIR IN TWO VILLAGES NEAR WHERE WHE LIVE (VILLASANTE AND BALMASEDA) AND IN THE CAPITAL OF SPAIN, MADRID.

DATA ARE COLLECTED IN THE WEB AIR QUALITY.NET. IN DIFFERENT DAYS OF FEBRUARY , MARCH AND APRIL 2022.

PARAMETERS WE HAVE MEASURED ARE ICA ( INDEX QUALITY AIR), OZONE (O3), CARBON MONOXIDE (CO), NITROGEN DIOXIDE (NO2), SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO2), PARTICLES WITH MOLECULAR WEGIHT OF 2,5 MICRONS (1/100000m) AND PM 10u.

Main results and Conclusions
DATA CONTAMINANTS AND POLLUTING GASSES IN THE AIR OF VILLASANTE, BALMASEDA AND MADRID.

WE HAVE OBSERVED THAT IN GENERAL THE CONTAMINATION IS HIGHER IN THE CAPITAL THAT IN THE VILLAGES BECAUSE THE HUGE SMOKE OF TRAFFIC AND INDUSTRY.

WE HAVE REALIZED THAT THE ICA (INDEX QUALITY AIR) IS COLLECTED FUNCTION THE WORSE CONTAMINANT; DOUBT TO THE FACT THERE IS A LOT OF POLLEN IN THE VILLAGES IN SPRING , SOME DAYS THE DATA ARE WORSE IN THE VILLAGES THAT IN THE CAPITAL.

POLLUTING GASSES LIKE NO2 AND SO2 CONVERTS IN SULFURIC ACID (H2SO4) AND NITRIC ACID (HNO3) IN CLOUDS, WHICH WILL PRODUCE ACID RAIN . ACID RAIN CONTAMINATES RIVERS AND ALSO DAMAGES STONE MONUMENTS.

THE POLLUTING GASSES AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS THAT WE HAVE INVESTIGATED ARE MOSTLY PRODUCED BY FOSSILS FUELS OF TRAFFIC AND INDUSTRY.

What’s Next? Actions to make a difference and help lessen the problem
MORE BICYCLE ; LESS SMOKE.

CORRECTIVE ACTIONS IN ORDER TO REDUCE CONTAMINANTS IN OUR AIR :

RECYCLE PRODUCTS TO REDUCE THE CONSUMPTION OF RAW MATERIALS.

WE HAVE DECIDE TO REDUCE THE USE OF HEATING AT HOME AND SCHOOL AND USE WARM CLOTHES INSTEAD.

USE THE BIKE AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT INSTEAD THE CAR.

WE WILL TRY TO BUY LOCAL PRODUCTS TO AVOID TRANSPORT EMISSIONS.

IN THAT WAY WE WILL IMPROVE THE ICA OF OUR AIR , AND OUR RIVERS WILL IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY TOO

Project link:

https://educajcyl-my.sharepoint.com/:x:/g/personal/raquel_persai_educa_jcyl_es/EV6txx5RfetBgHi1EBrRx4MB3ibfh36DB_erBRsFDoo3nQ?e=z4JfGo

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