Editors: J. Senthil Kumar, P. Ponmurugan, A. Vinoth Kanna

A Primer on Earth Pollution: Pollution Types and Disposal

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ISBN: 978-981-14-7653-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-7655-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114765561200101
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A Primer on Earth Pollution: Pollution Types and Disposal, is an encyclopedia of important research articles and short essays on pollution. Chapters in the initial half provide information about a wide variety of pollutants (dyes and microplastics) and contributing factors (thermal pollution and the impact of GM plants, for instance). Each chapter explains the nature of polluting agents and presents notes and references on preventive measures. Notes on the associated clinical complications due to exposure are also proved where applicable, such as the case of MDR bacteria in marine environments. The latter chapters of the book cover the biotechnology of medical waste disposal using microbes as well as nanotechnology used for limiting the spread of COVID-19.

The volume is a handy reference for students and trainees in the field of environmental science as it brings a balance of basic and applied information on the subject of pollution.


Pollution is one of the serious cases that need to be taken care of. Pollution can be broadly classified as air, land, and water pollution. The term defines the undesirable changes in the specific environmental condition. The study on pollution is one of the extensive areas of study in almost all countries around the Globe. The byproducts and used over materials of like plastics, one use plastic bags, medical wastes and other pollutants were reported since two decades with their adverse effects.

Pollution as a whole in any form should either limited or reduced in order to gift the wealth we enjoyed from our mother nature. This book is in lieu with various pollution and the problems associated with us in our day to day life. It comprises of 13 chapters including Agricultural pollution, Land Pollution, Water Pollution, Biomedical waste pollution, Micro plastics pollution and Synthetic dyes pollution, etc. The book also highlights the readers with the damage incurred to human health by the special chemical substances present in air, water , food and radioactive compounds. This will create adverse effects such as plants, animals, vegetation and vegetation. The damage caused for long term will leads to an apparent and embracing situation may not fit for humans to live.

It educates readers with about the probable arenas of pollution and ways to control it. Paws a path before we leap and we should return all the wealth for the next generation to grow and survive better with healthy atmosphere. The reductions of pollution in all means are in its way, as one among the Hundred billion question of the hour.


The Editors of this book are thankful to the Management of Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, and Bharathiar University, Coimbatore India, for providing an opportunity to publish this book under the umbrella of Bentham Science Publishers, Singapore.

The Editors are also thankful to the Science Academies, India, for their appreciation and motivation of the participants in connection with the collaborative teamwork required to make this book a success.

The Editors are also thankful to the contributors for their extended support in providing their chapters within the stipulated time and in an effective way to allow for faster processing.

The Editors are thankful for to, for accepting our proposal and assisting us Bentham Science Publishers, Singapore through their expertise and their financial support.

The Editor also appreciates Nature Science Foundation, Coimbatore for their motivation and their assistance during the processing of this book.


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The authors confirm that this chapter contents have no conflict of interest.

J. Senthil Kumar
Department of Biotechnology
Sri Krishna Arts and Science College
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu


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