DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
SSAC 606 /ES 606 SOIL AND WATER POLLUTION (2L+1P) II
To teach the students on extent, causes and mitigation of soil and water pollution on global scale and in India.
Soil and water resources of India; introduction to soil and water pollution; major soil and water problems; status of pollution in India.
Sources, cause and type of soil pollution; major soil problems – soil erosion, salinity, sodicity, pesticide pollution, and metal pollution.
Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water; sources and cause of water pollution, point source and non point source pollution, types of pollution in subsurface and surface water, land fill sites and ground water pollution; nitrate, arsenic and fluoride pollution and their control.
Microbial pollution in water - their sources; common water-borne diseases; transmission and control of water-borne diseases.
Impact of modern trends of agriculture on pollution; effect of soil and water pollution on agriculture and health; characteristics of domestic, municipal and industrial effluents; merits and demerits of their utilization in agriculture.
Laws and legislation for soil and water pollution, permissible limits of pollutants in soil and water.
Physical, chemical and biological remediation of soil and water pollution, waste water treatment, integrated nutrient management.
Introduction to limnological studies; determination of nitrate and phosphate in soil and waters; determination of EC, pH and alkalinity; free CO2; dissolved oxygen and residual chlorine in water; fluoride, calcium, magnesium in and hardness of water; trace metallic elements in soil and water; measurement of Coliform/ MPN; and BOD measurement in natural and waste waters.