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Environmental Chemistry

Environmental pollution – Air, water and soil pollution, chemical reactions in atmosphere, smogs, major atmospheric pollutants; acid rain, ozone and its reactions, effects of depletion of ozone layer, greenhouse effect and global warming – pollution due to industrial wastes; green chemistry as an alternative tool for reducing pollution, strategy for control of environmental pollution.

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Strategies to Control Environmental Pollution

Waste management i.e., reduction of the waste and proper disposal, also recycling of material and energy. Waste management: Separate the waste as biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste: Biodegradable...
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Water Pollution

Presence of undesirable materials in water which is harmful for the human beings and plants is known as water pollution. Normal properties of the...
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Stratospheric Pollution

Stratosphere: Above the troposphere, between 10 and 50 km above sea level lies stratosphere. Ozone layer is one of the important constituents of stratosphere. The...
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Particulate Pollutants

Viable Particulates: They are minute living organisms that are dispersed in the atmosphere. (e.g., bacteria, fungi, moulds, algae, etc.) Non- Viable Particulates Smoke:...
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Gaseous Air Pollutants

Global Warming and Greenhouse Effect About 75% of the solar energy reaching the earth is absorbed by the earth’s surface, which increases it’s temperature. The...
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Environmental Chemistry: Introduction

Environmental chemistry plays a major role in environment. Chemical species present in the environment are either naturally occurring or generated by human activities. Environmental pollution...