The book Environment Engineering and Disaster Management [EE&DM] has been specially designed for the students of B.Tech. Second Semester of Rajasthan Technical University, Kota and other Indian universities. The book presents intensive and extensive knowledge of the subject Environmental Engineering and Disaster Management so that students can easily understand its role in the field of Engineering. The syllabus is divided into Five different Units, which presents various facets of the subject containing-Basics of Environmental Science, Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Biodiversity, Noise Pollution, Waste Management and Disaster Management. These five units are further divided into 10 chapters for better understanding of students as well as teachers.
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  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-93-80856-82-7
  • Chapter 1

    BASICS OF ENVIRONMENT Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    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 unfavorable change or degeneration in the environment is known as 'Environmental Pollution'. We need to protect our environment to live happily.
  • Chapter 2

    ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Ecology is the study of the interactions between organisms and their environment. Ecology is a science that studies relationships between living organisms and the environment they live in. In 1869, the german biologist Ernst Haeckel coined the term ecology, refering to the Greek origin of the word (oikos, house; logo, science, study, treaty). According to Haeckel, ecology had study species in its biological relations with environment. Other scientists took care later of the surroundings in which each species lives and of its symbiotic and antagonistic relations with others.
  • Chapter 3

    RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    The United States currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. Fossil fuels are non-renewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, renewable energy resources- such as wind and solar energy-are constantly replenished and will never run out.
  • Chapter 4

    WATER POLLUTION Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    When Neil Armstrong saw the Earth from the Moon, it appeared blue! This is because water covers more than two-thirds of the EarthÂ’s surface. But fresh water represents less than 0. 5% of the total water on Earth. The rest is either in the form of seawater or locked up in ice caps or the soil, which is why one often hears of water scarcity in many areas.
  • Chapter 5

    WASTE AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Wastewater treatment is a process, wherein the contaminants are removed from wastewater as well as household sewage, to produce waste stream or solid waste suitable for discharge or reuse. Wastewater treatment methods are categorized into three sub-divisions, physical, chemical and biological.
  • Chapter 6

    AIR POLLUTION Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Dust, dirt, harmful gases and industrial emissions, all form part of what is called air pollution. These pollutants cause a deterioration in air quality and are capable of harming life forms. Air pollution is a serious problem and can be eased with some simple solutions.
  • Chapter 7

    NOISE POLLUTION Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Ironically, the subject of noise pollution is one of the most silent of all forms of pollutions. But, this little spoken-about form of pollution is nevertheless causing as many health issues as the other forms of pollution do. Here is a brief synopsis of the various causes, health effects and control measures of noise pollution.
  • Chapter 8

    SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Waste management is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal, and monitoring of waste materials. The term usually relates to materials produced by human activity, and is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment or aesthetics. Waste management is also carried out to recover resources from it. Waste management can involve solid, liquid, gaseous or radioactive substances, with different methods and fields of expertise for each.
  • Chapter 9

    DISASTER AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Disaster is a sudden, calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, and destruction and devasta- tion to life and property. The damage caused by disasters is immeasurable and varies with the geographical location, climate and the type of the earth surface/degree of vulnerability. This influences the mental, socio-economic, political and cultural state of the affected area. Generally, disaster has the following effects in the concerned areas,
  • Chapter 10

    SEISMOLOGY AND EARTHQUAKES Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Seismology is the study of earthquakes and seismic waves that move through and around the earth. This is relatively young science, developed later than most of the physical sciences and is more related to geophysics, geology and geography. Seismology is a combination of two words seismos (earthquake) and logos (study). Therefore a seismologist is a scientist who studies earthquakes and seismic waves.

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