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Gaseous pollutants

The typical air pollutants present in a gaseous form include sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon oxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrocarbons (CnHm) and the so-called "oxidants". Oxidants are secondary pollutants, arising in the way of basic photochemical reactions of pollutants. These include ozone, nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde, acrolein and the others.

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