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B.E./B.Tech. DEGREEEXAMINATION. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2007.
Third Semester Civil Engineering (Regulation 2004) CY 1201- ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING lCommon to all branches (EXCEPT Bio-Medical Engineering/Information Technology/Food Technologyand Petroleum Engineering) also common to B.E. (Part-Time)SecondSemester- Regulation20051 Time : Three hours

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Ansu'er ALL ouestions. PARTA-(10x2=20marks)

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Differentiate between deforestation and forest degradation. Enumerate the desiredqualities of an ideal pesticide. How doesa biome differs from an ecosystem? Define Genetic diversity and Speciesdiversity. Differentiate between recycling and reuse. Give examples for primary and secondaryair poliutants. Define the term sustainable deveiooment. What is a Dobson unit? Shat are the reasons behind the increased population growth in the less developednations comparedwith developednations? Differentiate between HIV and AIDS.

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Maximum : 100 marks

PART IJ ---15 x 16 = 80 marks) 11. (a) (i) (ii) of forests? What are the ecological--1'enefits (8)

"Environmental damagescausedby mining last long after the mine Explain. has closed". Or (8)

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Discuss the Possiblesolutions to improve the acceptabilityof dam r$ ' projects in Indian conditions.

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Explain the adverseenvironmentalimpacts of modern agricuiture. (8) With a neat sketch expiain the flow of energy through the various components of the ecosystem. (producers, consumers and (8) t decomposers

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pollutants like DDT get bromagnified. Explain horvfat--.oluble Or

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Descnbe the term hot spot in biodiversity.

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What is the significance of Dissolved Oxygen in rivers? Explain. \\hat are the effects of oil pollution on the oceans? Or

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Explain the concept of source, path receiver in the control of noise

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With a florv diagram explain the Activated sludge process for (8) wastewater treatment.

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pollution. Explain the mechanismof formation of acrdrain.

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Discuss the phenomenon of global rvarming and the factors (8) contributing to it. Or

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What are the salient features of the following acts (1) (2) The Air (Prevention and control of pollution) Act, 1981 The Environment (Protection)Act 1986.
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Discuss the possiblemechanism of stratospheric ozonedepletion. (8)

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Draw a typical population p,rtamid of a developing country and discusshow it is likeiy to diifer from that of a developedcountry' (8) (ii) Define Human Riehts and discuss the salient features of the (8) Universal Declaration of Human Rights by IIN' Or (b) (i) (ii) outline the various family welfare plans in the post independent (8) India. what are the modes of transmission of HIV and how it can be (8) prevented?

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