The smoke emitted from the factories into the atmosphere is harmful to human and animal health and environmental damage. The factories have caused air pollution due to the emission of harmful smoke. The effects of these emissions have caused a worrisome situation due to lack if the installation of filters and scrubbers capable of cleaning this factory fume from the factory processes. This paper offers a comprehensive discussion of the issue of smoke from the factories, its effects, and what should be done to resolve the issue and reduce or neutralize its effects by exploring the severity and extent of the factory emission’s effect on us and the environment. It also details the Current strategies being done or implemented to deal with the issue of smoke from factories and to provide ideas and things that can be undertaken to reduce damage to help preserve human life and the environment.
The smoke from factories contain the greenhouse gases that pollute air. The prominent damaging greenhouse gas contained in these smokes in carbon dioxide. It is emitted into the atmosphere from the factory burning of fossil fuels. The factories smoke contribute immensely to the release of the Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere. It is estimated that the industry and electrical generating factories account slightly more than 50% of the greenhouse gases. The smoke from the factory also contains a harmful Sulphur dioxide gas that leads to the rapid formation of acid rain. This gas is a double-edged sword or affects the environment in two ways. On one end, it contributes immensely to acid rain formation and on the other end, it is helpful in cooling the air thus encounter the heating due to carbon dioxide tapping.
The animal factories also contribute to the emission of smokes that contain harmful gases that pollute air. The concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) has caused a great of air and water pollution. The CAFO are used in the production of meat and dairy products in large quantities in many industries and produce harmful smokes. The factories release higher percentages of gases such as methane, ammonia alongside other harmful gases that lower the quality of air and harmful to health.
Ozone is another key air pollutant with the three oxygen atoms. It has one additional oxygen atom that the breathable oxygen. This third atom generates a corrosive oxygen that damage lungs. The ozone is harmful to the human health in large volumes in the lower atmosphere. The air pollution from the factories establishes a ground for ozone problems and smog leading to severe health issues. The factories use large industrial air conditioners emit destructive gases leading to the depletion of ozone in the upper atmosphere where it is highly required.
The factories also cause air pollution through the emission of fuels. They emit carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide as well as methane. The combustion in the factories leads to the creation of the toxic pollutants. The smoke released contain fluorine-containing gases like hydrocarbon that leads to air pollution. The smokestack emissions have resulted in various health risks and even some deaths.
There is a Clean Air Act that provides for a strong warning against the need to maintain clean air. The Act has advocated various studies to help reduce the emission of these gases by having a filter. There is also increased installation of filters and scrubbers to clean the exhaust fumes. This ha potentially reduced the effects of smoke from the factories. There are several attempts on personal, industrial as well as governmental levels to control the air pollution intensity through smokes produced from the factories. These attempts have regained a balance regarding the foundation of gases and this is viewed as global warming slaking.
The first solution is to conserve energy by switching off fans and lights when going out. This is effective in reducing the amount of fossil fuel being burnt to produce electricity. The reduction of the amount of fossil fuel being burnt can be achieved by saving the environment from degradation. The second solution relies on understanding the concept of reducing, reuse and recycle. Adopting this strategy foster a better environment free from air polluting. Another solution is to put more emphasis on the use of clean energy sources. For example, the use of clean energy technologies such as solar has reduced the volume of smoke released into the atmosphere from the factories. The use of energy efficient devices such as CFL lights that consume less electricity is effective. This is because these lights live longer as well as use less electricity and hence a reduction in air pollution through less consumption.
In conclusion, the smoke from factories is a leading contributor to air pollution. The resultant pollution leads to severe effects on human life and hence need to be curbed. The use of efficient devices while appreciating the role that conservation of energy play in eliminating the air pollution is evident. These factories should shift these attention from these fossil fuels to a more clean energy such as solar to produce the energy useful in running the factory plant. Any further increase in these gases well lead to a depletion of the ozone layer or increase heating trapping leading to untold future of suffering. Factories should ensure that they install filters and scrubbers for effective flittering of the smoke released due to burning charcoal. This will ensure that our factories are prepared enough to reduce the air pollution for the betterment of life.