DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
ES 610 AIR POLLUTION (2L+IP) III
To impart theoretical and practical knowledge about the air pollution and pollutants, their sources and formation in the air, effects on crop plants and control measures,
An overview of air pollution course; air quality, contamination, pollution, and source of various air pollutants; physical and chemical properties of air pollutants
Classification of air pollutants (primary/secondary /photochemical air pollutants); Physical monitoring of gaseous pollutants and SPM; chemical synthesis of photochemical smog; dispersion and transport of air pollutants
An introduction to air pollution biology; mode of entrance of pollutants into plans; effect of air pollution on vegetation and animal; factors affecting plant response to air pollutants; mode and mechanism of plant-pollutants interaction; defense mechanism against gaseous pollutants in plants; toxicity/injury/symptoms of air pollutants on plants
Biological (physiological, biochemical and structural) effects of air pollutants (SO2, HF, PAN &O3) and on vegetation; effect of different air pollutants on crop growth and yield; mode of air pollutants interaction and their individual and combined effects on vegetation; tolerant and susceptible plant species; Heavy metal pollution, their source and sinks, movements, uptake and biological effects on crops; heavy metal tolerance in plants, adaptation of plant species to heavy metals; phytoremediation of heavy metals.
Volatile organic compounds as an air pollutants; acid rain and its effects on vegetation; vegetation as a biological indicator for air pollution; physical, biological and legal control of air pollution and air pollution law; land use planning for polluted areas.
Sampling of gaseous pollutants from atmosphere; Measurement of mass concentration of SPM in the air; Measurement of SO2, NOx and O3 concentration in ambient air; Measuring techniques crop response to gaseous air pollutants; Measurement of chlorophyll and carotenoids in plants; Measurement of protein and carbohydrate in plants; Diagnosis of air pollutants effects on vegetation.