ENVIRONMENT ENGINEERING & DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Our Environment is our surrounding. This includes living and non-living things around us. The non-living components of environment are land, water and air. The living components are germs. plants, animals and people.

All plants and animals adjust to the environment in which they are born and live. A change in any component of the environment may cause discomfort and affect normal life. Any unfavourable change or degeneration in the environment is known as 'Environment Pollution'. We need to protect our environment to live happily.

Chapter 1 Basics of Environment

Introduction: What is Environment?

Pollutants and Their Classification

Types of Pollution

Water Pollution

Role of an Individual in Prevention of Pollution

Environmental Pollution

Basics of Environment

Environment Acts and Regulations for Environmental Protection

Central Pollution Control Board


Chapter 2 - Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Introduction: What is Ecology?

Classification of Ecology

Concepts of Ecosystem

Ecosystem - Structure and Function

Major Ecosystems

Carbon and Oxygen Cycles

Exercise


Chapter 3 - Renewable Energy Sources

Introduction: What is Renewable Energy?

Government Regulations

Exercise


Chapter 4 - Water Pollution

Introduction

Forms of Water

Water Cycle

Sources of Water

Water Pollution

Water Conservation

Water Quality Parameters

Water Treatment Methods

Exercise


Chapter 5 - Waste and Wastewater Management

Water Treatment

Wastewater Treatment Methods and Disposal

Different Treatment Methods

Preliminary Treatment

Tertiary and Advanced Wastewater Treatment

Anaerobic Digestion

Diversion of Run off into Existing Surface Water Bodies

Harvesting Rainwater Harnessing Life

Attributes of Groundwater

Exersice


Chapter 6 - Air Pollution

Introduction

Classification of Factors Causing Air Pollution

Air Pollutants Gases

Particulate Pollutants

Prevention of Air Pollution

Air Quality Standards

Kinds of Air Quality Standards

Air Quality Standards: A Comparison

Exercise


Chapter 7 - Noise Pollution

Introduction

Exercise


Chapter 8 - Solid Waste Management

Introduction

Solid Waste Management

Recovery of Resources

Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Wastes and Its Management

Exercise


Chapter 9 - Disaster and Disaster Management

Introduction

Types of Disaster

Evaluation

Prevention of Diseases

Population Growth and Disasters

Exercise


Chapter 10 - Seismology and Earthquakes

Introduction: What is Seismology?

Types of Earthquakes

Exercise


Index