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Methods in Environmental Analysis: Water, Soil and Air

P.K. Gupta (Author)
Synopsis Environment and development are the two sides of a coin. Developmental activities e.g., industrial, agricultural, transportation, constructional work, etc., cause degradation and drastic changes in every component of environment namely, hydrosphere (water), lithosphere (soil) and atmosphere (air) through pollution. In order to recognise and predict hazardous effects of pollutants, the scientific monitoring of these environmental components is essential. For this purpose, the quantitative characterization of water, soil and air is the prerequisite. It gives us an idea about the seriousness of pollution problem in these three environmental components. This would also help in focusing on the extent to which pollution control is required and generate real concern among policy planners. Books are available on different aspects of pollution and environmental engineering, but literature regarding methods of quantification of pollutants and characterization of water, soil and air is meager. This text is a compilation of some tested and widely used analytical methods of characterizing water, soil and air from environmental pollution point of view. The text is divided into sixteen chapters and two appendices dealing with procedures quantifying various physical, chemical and biological aspects. The introductory part of water, soil and air as a component of environment is also included in a simple and explanatory manner to give better insight of the subject. Hopefully, the technical information contained herein will prove useful to students, teachers, scientists and analysts studying/working in the field of biological and applied sciences, more specifically, in the fields of environmental science, ecology, plant science, forestry, soil science, agronomy, horticulture, geology and hydrology.
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About the author

P.K. Gupta

Dr. P.K. Gupta did his M.Sc. (Ag.) Soil Science from University of Udaipur, Udaipur in 1980. He obtained Ph.D. degree from Rajasthan Agricultural university, Bikaner in the field of soil fertility during the year 1992. Dr. Gupta started his career as lecturer in Soil Science at University of Udaipur. During his service career he has worked as Asstt. Professor, Associate professor and Head Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture, Bikaner, Professor Soil science, ARS, Kota. He has also served Rajasthan Agriculture Drainage research Project funded by CIDA as a consultant. At present Dr. Gupta is Zonal Director research at Agricultural research Station (Maharana Pratap university of Agriculture & technology). Kota. Dr. Gupta has published more than 50 research papers and technical articles in various journals and magazines of national and international repute. He has also written books on, Vermicompositing for Sustainable Agriculture; Soil, Plant, water and fertilizer Analysis and a Handbook of Soil fertilizer and Manure.

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Title Methods in Environmental Analysis: Water, Soil and Air
Author P.K. Gupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.05.2009
Edition Reprint.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 8177543083
length xx+ 444 p., Tables; Figures.