Environmental Degradation and Protection (2 Vol)
The Problem of degradation of environment due to excessive and reckless exploitation and unscientific management of natural resource has emerged as a challenge at the global level. The soil, water and air serve as major abiotic environmental sinks for the pesticides, industrial effluents, urban wastes and radioactive wastes. The Pollution of these abiotic components, ultimately, endangers the very survival of modern civilization. Thus, abatement of environmental degradation and protection of natural resources in an absolute imperative for attaining the goal of sustainable development. The present book provides a comprehensive and authoritative account from viewpoints of ecology, toxicology, chemistry, botany, biochemistry, soil science and biotechnology as well as impact of environmental degradation on man and biosphere. It contains chapters on various aspects of environmental degradation, technologies for resource conservation and equipments and tools for restoration of degraded ecosystems. The book contains 19 chapters. It has been divided into two volumes. It serves as a unique reference material on the state of art of the enviromental degradation and its conservation. It contains chapters that are thought provoking and yet presented in readable from
K K SINGH
K K Singh did his BSc (Ag.) Hons. M Sc. In Agricultural Chemastry and soil Science from Agra university, Agra and M Phil and Ph D in Applied Chemistry from AMU Aligarh. He aviled UGC-Jrf during his M Phil and Ph D. He also qualified GATE-91 examination. He qualified National Eligibility Test of Soil Science /Soil Chemistry/Fertility and Microbiology in 1995 and NET-i197 in soil Science /Soil Physics/soil & Water conservation. He joined the department of Agriculture. Govt of Rajasthan in 1993 as Asst. Agricultural Research Officer (Cgem) and presently working at Project Directorate (Research), Agriculture and Soil survey, Krishi Bhawan Bikaner.
A K SINGH
A K Singh did his M.Sc in Physics with specialization in Electronics from Agra University, Agra. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Applied Nuclear Physics- “Uranium and Radon Studies using Track Detectors” in 1999 from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He is presently workingas Assistant Professor at Department of Physics, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugaon. He has also undergone UNESCO sponsored professional training on Fiber Optics organzed by IIT, Kharagpur. He has several research papers and chapters published to his credit.
Alka Tomar head the Environment Research Group and the Environment Information Dissemination Center (ENVIS Centre supported by Ministry of Environment and Forest, (GOI) at CMS New Delhi. A Postgraduate in Environmental Science. Her area of specialization includes environmental education, natural resources and solid waste management. With nine years of experience in project planning, design and management, she has conducted research to formulate locale specific conservation education, communication and social mobilization strategies.
Dr. Vinod Phogat did his B.Sc. (Hons.) Ag. M.Sc.(Ag.) in soil Science and Ph.D Soil Science in distinction from CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hissar. After serving for a short stint in ICAR as scientist, he is currently working in the department of Soil Science, CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hissar. He is activily involved in research, teaching and extension activity relating to the water management and the use of poor quality water in agriculture for the last 10 years. He has contributed 30 research papers in various journals of national and international repute.
Vol. 1 Contents: Foreword vii Preface xi List of Contributors xiii 1. Depletion of Natural Resources 1 Joseph Toscano 2. Acid Rains and Its harmful Effects 38 A.K. Singh, Alka Tomar, K.K.Singh and Vinod Phogat 3. Land Degradation Problems in Himalayas-Measures/Suggustion for Management 78 J. C. Sharma and Sanjeev K. Choudhury 4. Technologies for Restoration of Degraded Ecosystem 113 Paromita Ghosh 5. Watershed Development for Land Water Management in Arid Ecosystem K.K.Singh, Alka Tomar, and Vinod Singh and Mahadevi Singh 6. Industrial particulate Pollution and Agro-Ecodegration in Kashmir Himalayan Valley 188 F. A. Lone and M. A. Khan 7. Equipments: Operation and Maintenance for Pollution Level Assessment 206 Girish H. Pandya 8. Rapid Assaya in Pollution Analysis: Immunochemical Techniques 222 Eline Meulenberg 9. Cytochrome P450: A Tool to Assess Organic Xenobiotic Exposure in Organism 276 V. Gayathri and P. A. Azeez Vol. 2 Contents: Foreword vii Preface xi List of Contributors xiii 1. Ecological Impact Assessment of Surface Mining Project 1 Subodh Kumar Maiti 2. Role of Earth Science in Disaster Management 32 Ajay Kumar Naithani and Y P Sundriyal 3. Environmental Crisis in Relations to Indoor Population 72 Amit Krishna De 4. Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology 98 Indrapal Rai 5. Macrophyte Decomposition and Changes in Water Quality 115 By P. A. Azeez, N. R. Nadarajan and B.A.K.Prusty 6. Ozone Layer Depletion and Its Effects on Human Health 157 Basudeo Prasad 7. Evaluation of the Performance of Combining Natural Lagooning and Use of Two Sand Filters in the Treatment of Landfill Leachates 181 Aleya Lotfi, Khattabi Hicham and Jean-Louis Morel 8. Community Health Studies and Polution Monitoring Instruments 201 Basudeo Prasad 9. Global Environment Issues and Monitoring Instruments 213 Basudeo Prasad and R. P. Bajpai 10. Women as Sustainers of Natural Resources and Environment 227 Mahadevi Singh, Alka Tomar and K K Singh