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WST 502 / ES 502 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION                                                                              (3L+0P) I

Objective
To provide the related information on the Environmental Pollutants and their impacts on agriculture and environments

Theory

UNIT I
Introduction to environmental pollution; water borne diseases and their control; biological and chemical indicators of environmental pollution

UNIT II
Sources and type of water pollution; heavy metals in surface and sub-surface waters; pesticide residues in surface and sub-surface waters; phosphates in surface and sub surface waters; uptake of pollutants by plants; radio-active wastes and their safe disposal;; sampling and analysis techniques; aquatic plants and their role in pollution control-phytoremediation

UNIT III
Particulate and heavy metal pollution of air; atmospheric pollution from fossil fuels used in vehicles and industry; biofuels for air pollution control; ozone layer and its importance; mechanism of ozone layer depletion and diffusion of CFCs; renewable sources of energy.

UNIT IV
Sources and sinks of SOx & NOx in atmosphere; sources and sinks of CO and CO2 in atmosphere; sources and sinks of CH4 and nitrous oxide in atmosphere

UNIT V
Solid wastes (crop residues, sludges, food processing industries wasters) and their disposal; sources & nature of soil pollution and their harmful effects; soil and groundwater pollution by nitrates, fluorides and heavy metals.

UNIT VI
Anthropogenic influences on terrestrial and aquatic environments and their copying strategies for greater environmental sustainability.

UNIT VII
Environmental impact assessment and industrial effluent treatment and their disposal; pollution control in agro-based industries by agri-cycling of their effluent; environmental standards; laws for control of water and air pollution.

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