About the BookEnvironmental pollution has assumed alarming proportions in recent years. Its adverse impact on the everyday lives of people is increasing in magnitude and intensity. That more and more people are becoming aware of this hazard is evident from the fact that National Environmental Engineering Research Institute is inundated with queries relating to various aspects of environmental pollution.
This book has been prepared to present the environmental status of India, study various pertinent issues and suggest measures to mitigate the harmful effects of environmental pollution. It is divided into seven main sections, each dealing with an important aspect of environmental pollution. The Air Pollution section describes the different sources and types of air pollution, the status of air quality, the concerns and inadequacy in management and control and their related health impacts.
The section on Water studies water resources, their distribution across India and the major contaminants that pollute water. One section of the book exclusively deals with the problem of wastewater generated by industries and municipal sewage.
The section on Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste categorises the types of waste generated and suggests different treatment options thereof. The challenges of disposal of hazardous wastes have also been discussed. Pollution related problems in soil and land use have been analysed in Land Environment section.
The book analyses all the important aspects of environmental pollution and suggests measures to keep it under control. It will be useful to students, teachers, researchers, policymakers and common readers.About the Author/sSukumar Devotta, Ph.D. from the University of Madras, obtained his Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Salford, England. His contributions to the field of Energy and Environment are highly acclaimed. Dr. Devotta has received many national and international awards including United States Environment Protection Agency “Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award”; CSIR Technology of the Year Award; ICICI Technology Award; and Environment Leadership Award by USEPA. He has co authored four books and some monographs. He has also published over 120 research papers in international journals of repute. Presently, he is the Director of National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur.
C.V. Chalapati Rao is an Environmental Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Andhra University, and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Nagpur University. He has vast experience with wide-ranging expertise in environmental impact assessment of industrial, mining and energy sector projects. Dr. Rao has published more than 60 research and technical articles and prepared more than 100 consultancy project reports. He was awarded gold medals for the best papers published in Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) in 2000 and 2005. Presently, he is working as Deputy Director and Scientist in National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur.