Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The aim of this course is to teach students regarding the soil, water and air pollution and impact on soil and human health. Soil serves as an interface between water and environment. Therefore, role of soil in causing pollution and protecting from environmental pollution is very important in environmental pollution management. At the completion of this course, students will be able to understand;
- Soil, water and air pollution and its impact on crop growth and environment.
- Management and control: Public awareness, control measure at source, soil and water treatment.
- Legislation and socio-economic issues of environmental pollution.
After completion of this course, students will be able to understand various types of environmental pollutions particularly soil, water and air pollution. Students will get in insight about causes, sources and remedies along with management of various types of environmental pollution.
- Introduction to soil, water and air pollution
- Sources and causes of pollution
- Types of pollutants: Inorganic, organic and radioactive
- Fate of pollutants: Adsorption, precipitation, degradation, movement and plant uptake
- Degradation of pollutants: Chemical, biological and light
- Factors affecting movement of pollutants in soil
- Impact of pollutants on soil, plant, animal and human health
- Water pollution: Drinking and irrigation; BOD, COD and eutrophication
- Atmospheric pollutants; Green house gases
- Strategies for pollution control
- Management and control: Public awareness, control measure at source, soil and water treatment
- Legislation and socio-economic issues of environmental pollution
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- Clinic, C., M. Ignazio and G.M. Lodovica. 2008. Sustainable Development and Environmental Management: Experiences and Case Studies. 1st Ed. Springer Publishers, Dordrecht, TheNetherlands.
- Cunningham, W.P., M.A. Cunningham and B.W. Saigo. 2007. Environmental Science: A global Concern. 9thEd. McGraw Hill, NY, USA.
- Asthana, D.K. and M. Asthana. 2003. Environment Problems & Solutions. S. Chand & Co. Ltd. New Delhi.
Sessional: 12 (project, presentation, participation)
Mid exam: 18
Final exam: 30