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The cause and cure of pollution

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

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.

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About the Authors

Dr. J. Senthil Kumar, M.Sc., M. Phil., SET, currently works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. He has 17 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for students of Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Bioinformatics. He is a member of scientific bodies, including SBC(I), NABS, and NSF. Dr. Kumar has submitted a genome sequence in the NCBI database. He is also a recipient of the TNSCST student project in 2007. He has authored 18 research articles for UGC, H and Scopus indexed journals; he has also written three chapters and edited three books. He was the recipient of the funds from agencies like Science Academies, ICSSR, DBT, TNSCST for research projects and organizing scientific awareness programs, etc. He is also designated as department coordinator (Biotechnology) under DBT STAR College scheme at Sri Krishna Arts and Science College.

Dr. P. Ponmurugan is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Botany at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, with 19 years of teaching and research experience. He has also worked as a Research Scholar at UPASI Tea Research Institute, Valparai, Tamil Nadu. About, 130 research papers both national and international journals and filed 17 Indian patents, as well as 2 UK and 4 US patents on various aspects in plant and animal biotechnology studies. Dr. Ponmurugan holds 2 copyright permissions and authored 21 textbooks related to biotechnology. The total cumulative impact factor of his paper publications is 80.959; his cumulative H Index is 20; i10 index is 36; and his citation index is 1536. At present, he is the secretary of the IEEE-EMBS Society, joint secretary of the Indian Lichenological Society, and chairperson of the Intuitional Ethical Committee for its animal house facility.

Dr. A. Vinoth Kanna, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., DCA, currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Biotechnology at Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He started his career as a Research fellow in the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, New Delhi funded project at Crop Protection Research Centre (CPRC), Department of Zoology, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu, India. Dr. Kanna’s teaching experience is eight years at undergraduate, post graduate level for the students of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Bioinformatics. He has guided 19 research projects for both post graduate students and M. Phil scholars. He has published twelve research articles in the web of science and Scopus indexed journals. Dr. Kanna also published one book and two book chapters in International level. Currently, he is acting as a department coordinator (Microbiology) under DBT STAR College scheme at Sri Krishna Arts and Science College.

Key words:

Agricultural pollution, Microplastics pollution. Biomedical waste disposal, Thermal pollution, GMO, pollution reduction, nanotechnology, Covid 19 control.

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