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B.E./B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011.


Third Semester

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

GE 2211 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

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(Common to Chemical Engineering, Textile Technology, Instrumentation and


Control Engineering, Biotechnology, Plastic Technology, Electronics and
Instrumentation Engineering, Polymer Technology and
Textile Technology (Fashion Technology))

Time : Three hours

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(Regulation 2008)

Maximum : 100 marks

Answer ALL questions.

PART A (10 2 = 20 marks)

Write down any four natural resources.

2.

Indicate any four major global food problems.

3.

What is ecological succession?

4.

Differentiate between endangered and endemic species.

5.

What is meant by eutrophication?

6.

Write down the effects of thermal pollution on the aquatic ecosystem.

7.

Write briefly about holocaust.

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What are the major limitations to successful implementation of our


environmental legislation?

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What is meant by value education?

10.

What are the reasons for AIDS disease?

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PART B (5 16 = 80 marks)
(a)

(i)
Explain the
environment. (8)
(ii)

evil

effects

of

mining

(a)

(ii)

How is wind energy harnessed? What are the advantages and


limitations of wind energy?
(8)

(i)

Explain the environmental impact of deforestation.

(8)

(ii)

Explain in-situ and ex-situ conservation of biodiversity.

(8)

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Discuss the important reasons for land degradation. How to


prevent land degradation? Explain.

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Write in brief about the adverse environmental effects of modern


agricultural practices.
(8)
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(b)

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Discuss elaborately the characteristic features,


functions of grassland and aquatic ecosystems.
(i)

Describe the use of cyclone separator


precipitators in the control of air pollution.

structure and
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and electrostatic
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(ii) Explain the sources, effects and control methods of noise


pollution.
(8)

(b)

(a)

Explain the causes, effects and control of cyclones.

(8)

(ii)

Discuss the role of an individual in controlling pollution.

(8)

(i)

Explain the watershed management and its advantages.

(8)

(ii)

What is the need for rain water harvesting? What are the ways
of achieving it?
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Explain briefly about the steps taken in India for sustainable


development.
(8)

(ii)

Discuss the salient features of Forest (Conservation) Act.


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What is meant by population explosion? Explain the reasons for

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Describe the role of IT in environment and human health.


Or

(b)

(8)

(i)

Describe the factors influencing the family size.

(ii)

What is HIV? Explain the transmission of HIV and how can it be


prevented.
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