NOISE POLLUTION AND ITS CONTROL
The goal of this module is to introduce the reader the basic concepts of noise pollution andits control.
To achieve the goal, the following learning objectives (LO) with selectedthrust areas are identified.
What is noise ? (Definition, theoritical concept)
How it is measured ? (Concept, mathematical formulae)
Frequency analysis (Concept)
Where does noise emanate from? (Concept, application)
Why bother about noise ? (Concept)
Control of noise pollution (Concept, technic, application)
How to document the reports? (Concept)
What does the Regulatory guidelines prescribe? (Concept, application)The emphasis of this module is to make the reader understand the basic concepts of noise pollutionand its control and co-relate with the happenings at outside world.By the time you finish reading this module, you can
Identify the sources of noise pollution
Grasp the various adverse impacts of noise pollution
Quantify the noise levels
Develop methodologies to control noise pollution
Document the noise levels in a systemmatic approach
Get familiar with the Statutory limits for both the ambient noise levels and the noise levels at aworkspace environment
Be able to execute assignments in your locality pertaining to noise pollution identification,quantification and control.We often hear from people who have returned from shopping in the market that, there is a lot ofnoise pollution in the city. They often blame the two, three - and four wheelers besides commercialunits for increasing ambient noise pollution. On a special day like festivals, marriage functions,birthday parties etc., we can hear loud speakers drilling the common man with severe noisepollution. Let us get familiar with some basic concepts pertaining to noise pollution and its control.