This book was prepared to provide the non-specialist with a better understanding of the nature and problem of air pollution and present basic facts that must be considered in air pollution control programs. The introductory chapter defines air pollution and contains brief summaries of its effects on health, property, and vegetation. The author then discusses the effects of meteorological conditions on the distribution of air contaminants and the application of meteorology to air pollution control. The bulk of the subject matter is concerned with the technical, chemical, and engineering aspects of control under the following classifications: dusts, fumes, and mists; gases; and odors and automobile exhausts. In these sections there is information on chemical composition and physical properties of contaminants, sources of contamination, sampling and analysis techniques, equipment, and abatement methods.
Concluding chapters discuss the planning and requirements of air pollution surveys and legal aspects in the control of air