Consider the following:
- Carbon dioxide
- Oxides of Nitrogen
- Oxides of Sulphur
Which of the above is/are the emission/emissions from coal combustion at thermal power plants?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2011 Prelims]
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
- Carbon dioxide is the emission/emission from coal combustion at thermal power plants.
- Along with carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide are also gaseous emissions which leads to global warming and acid rain.
- These emissions are formed due to the combustion process when coal is burned to produce heat.