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Code No: R05312201 Set No.

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III B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2007
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Instrumentation & Control Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. Write a detailed note on the role of various organizations in the field of the envi-
ronment and their contribution to better management of resources. [16]

2. (a) Explain show agricultural practices implemented to increase the field from the
land lead to formation of unproductive land.
(b) Explain the difference in consumption of resources by the countries of the
developing and developed world. [8+8]

3. (a) What do you understand by energy flow in an ecosystem?


(b) Describe the water cycle and the nitrogen cycle. [8+8]

4. Discuss any two:

(a) Productive value of Nature.


(b) Aesthetic value of Nature
(c) Optional value of Nature [16]

5. (a) List the wastes that are prohibited from processing along with municipal solid
waste. Discuss.
(b) Briefly describe the methods of heating and disposal of solid waste. [8+8]

6. (a) What are the objectives of Environmental Impact Assessment and for what
kind of projects are they prepared?
(b) Explain the elements in EIA and briefly describe them. [8+8]

7. (a) Though population growth shows a global decline, there is still cause for worry.
Explain why.
(b) What are the reasons for differences in the rate of population growth in various
countries. [8+8]

8. (a) Describe how you would methodically record the elements and resources in an
ecosystem and assess its functioning.
(b) Based on your filed visits, summarize your observations and findings of the
water resource ecosystem in your region. [8+8]

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Code No: R05312201 Set No. 2
III B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2007
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Instrumentation & Control Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) What are the activities that involve students in bringing public awareness
about environment?
(b) What role is played by various NGOs towards environment protection in our
country? [8+8]

2. Discuss natural resources and associated problems by focusing your attention on:

(a) The unequal consumption of natural resources.


(b) Planning land use.
(c) The need for sustainable life styles. [5+5+6]

3. (a) How do human activities lead to degradation of ecosystems?


(b) Briefly write about ecological succession over a period of time. [10+6]

4. What is ‘in ?situ’ and ‘ex-situ’ conservation of biodiversity? Explain briefly about
each. [6+10]

5. (a) Oceans are ultimate sink for most of the waste we produce. Explain.
(b) List off shore sources of Marine Pollution.
(c) Explain the effects of oil pollution on the ocean. [8+4+4]

6. (a) Define watershed management and explain its objectives.


(b) Discuss various water conservation techniques that can be practiced by indi-
viduals. [8+8]

7. (a) Define Health Impact Assement.


(b) Outline some of the important strategies which must be taken up to minimize
environmental hazards. [4+12]

8. (a) Explain the aspects to be studied and the procedure for collecting information
when you want to document the environmental features and resource assets
of a water resoure ecosystem during a field visit.
(b) Describe, in the format given above, the features of any such ecosystem you
have studied during field visit. [8+8]

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Code No: R05312201 Set No. 3
III B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2007
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Instrumentation & Control Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Write about the scope of environmental studies.


(b) Discuss in detail the importance and components of environmental studies.
[8+8]

2. (a) Explain show agricultural practices implemented to increase the field from the
land lead to formation of unproductive land.
(b) Explain the difference in consumption of resources by the countries of the
developing and developed world. [8+8]

3. What are the different types of aquatic ecosystems? Write briefly about each, bring-
ing out their unique characteristics, and the threats to these ecosystems. [6+10]

4. Discuss the aesthetic value of nature with respect to the following statements.

(a) A true wilderness experience is an incredible learning experience.


(b) The beauty of nature encompasses every aspect of the living and non-living
part of our earth. [8+8]

5. List the major pollutants in the automobile exhaust and discuss the ways and
means to control the same. [16]

6. (a) Define watershed management and explain its objectives.


(b) Discuss various water conservation techniques that can be practiced by indi-
viduals. [8+8]

7. (a) Write a detailed note on the causes of diarrhea and the effects of this on human
health.
(b) Explain the various measures by which this can be prevented and treated.
[10+6]

8. (a) Describe how you would methodically record the elements and resources in an
ecosystem and assess its functioning.
(b) Based on your filed visits, summarize your observations and findings of the
water resource ecosystem in your region. [8+8]

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Code No: R05312201 Set No. 4
III B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2007
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Instrumentation & Control Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. Explain how the ideas and activities of some internationally known environmental
thinkers has influenced environment policy. [16]

2. (a) Discuss in detail the water cycle.


(b) Write about sustainable water management. [8+8]

3. (a) Explain the significance of preserving balance in various kinds of ecosystems.


Illustrate with examples.
(b) Describe the structure and functions of an ecosystem. [8+8]

4. What is ‘in ?situ’ and ‘ex-situ’ conservation of biodiversity? Explain briefly about
each. [6+10]

5. (a) Oceans are ultimate sink for most of the waste we produce. Explain.
(b) List off shore sources of Marine Pollution.
(c) Explain the effects of oil pollution on the ocean. [8+4+4]

6. (a) Define watershed management and explain its objectives.


(b) Discuss various water conservation techniques that can be practiced by indi-
viduals. [8+8]

7. (a) Though population growth shows a global decline, there is still cause for worry.
Explain why.
(b) What are the reasons for differences in the rate of population growth in various
countries. [8+8]

8. (a) Explain the step by step procedure to record and document the environmental
features and resource assets of an ecosystem during a field visit.
(b) Describe, in the format given above, the features of any type of any ecosystem
you have studied during field visit. [8+8]

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