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An Introduction to Air Pollution

R.K. Trivedy (Author) P.K. Goel (Author)
Synopsis All pollution is taught at length in environmental science, engineering, life sciences, and social science courses. The syllabi of these courses are as vast and varied as the dimensions of the global problem. Consequently there is ever increasing need of information on sources, effects and control of air pollution. The present book is an attempt in this direction and has been particularly written to fill up the visible gaps in the information required by various users in India. Having taught this subject for over two and a half decades, the authors were constantly conscious of a comprehensive book in the field. The book has 20 chapters and an appendix dealing extensively on history of air pollution, primary and secondary air pollutants, industrial sources of an pollution, automotives generated air pollution, natural air pollution, the effects of air pollution on plants and man as well as on property and cultural heritage. The global effects like ozone depletion and green house effects are discussed incorporating in the field. Air pollution meteorology is discussed in considerable detail. Subjects of Air Pollution has received attention especially after supreme court directive for states to start ‘Environmental Science’ course in undergraduate college of all universities in India.
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About the authors

R.K. Trivedy

Dr. R.K. Trivedy (b. 21-06-1957) is Reader and Head, Department of Pollution Studies, Y.C. College, of Science, Karad, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He did his M.Sc. in Botany from Banaras Hindu University in1976 and Ph.D. from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1980. He has taught the subject Environmental Pollution in B.Sc. (Pollution Studies) and M.Sc. (Pollution Studies) Course and has guided research at M.Sc. (partly by research), M.Phil and Ph.D. level. Dr. Trivedy has 28 years of research experience in the field of fresh water ecology, aquatic weed ecology and management, biomonitoring of water pollution and wastewater treatment. He has done pioneering work in India in utilization of water hyacinth for sewage and industrial waste treatment and he is a member of International specialists group in this field. Dr. Trivedy has been Principal investigator of several research projects sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests, University Grants Commission, India and National River Action Plan. He has organized many National and International Conferences and Training Programmes. He has published over 100 research papers in reputed National and International Journals and books. He has authored / edited 30 books and is the editor of first Environmental Directory of India. He has been editing the prestigious international journal – Pollution Research since 1982 and is also editing Journal of Industrial Pollution control, and other quarterly journals Ecology, Environment and conservation and Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Trivedy has lectured in various Universities in India and Abroad. He is member of several prestigious committees in various states. He is a winner of several Awards. Dr. Trivedy has visited Australia, Nepal, Singapore, Portugal, Spain, France, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius and Phillipines. (e-mail: [email protected])

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P.K. Goel

Dr. P.K. Goel (b. 22-8-55) is Reader in the Department of Pollution Studies, Y.C.College of Science, Karad under Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He did his M.Sc. in Botany with specialization in Ecology in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1980from University of Rajasthan. He taught the subject of pollution at B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels under the course of “Pollution Studies” and guided several students for research. Dr. Goel has published over 45 research papers in national and international journals and authored / edited five books covering topics like air pollution, water pollution and methods in ecology, environment and water pollution researches. He is editor of a reputed quarterly journal, Journal of Environment and Pollution. He has been Organizing Secretary for several conferences and training courses and is a member of several prestigious academic bodies.

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Bibliographic information

Title An Introduction to Air Pollution
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 2nd revised ed.
Publisher BS Publications
Language: English
isbn 8178000849
length xii+284p., Figures; Tables; Maps; References; Appendices; Index; 25cm.