Dr K N Sheth

Dr K N Sheth
Gujarat Technological University | GTU · Department of Environmental Engineering

Ph.D.(Environmental Engg), PhD (Law), ME (Civil) Gold Medallist, BE (Civil ), MBA (IT), MBA General management, , LLM (Criminology)

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Introduction
As a Director GITS I take care of B Tech, M.Tech, MBA and MCA programmes affiliated to RTU and approved by AICTE. The institute is located in Debock Airport road Udaipur (Rajasthan) In Engineering, the research areas are low cost adsorbents for wastewater treatment, Industrial water and wastewater treatment, Air pollution control, Valuation of contaminated properties, Environmental Impact Assessment etc. Present research area is smart parking, Green buildings and sustainable energy. In management my research area is emotional intelligence and transformation leadership. OB and Psychology and their application on management are my favourite subjects. In law my research area is public participation in Environmental Impact Assessment and Law of crimes and fraud investigation
Additional affiliations
June 2015 - January 2016
Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering, India
Position
  • Director - Operations

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Publications (100)
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An environmental valuation deal with valuation of environmental quality management and it has different dimensions of problem in valuation practices because environment has a common property resource aspect (fugitive resource) and there are many external factors which complicate the issue.  There are no set of rules for costing of common resource...
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The processing of e-waste by informal sector to extract precious metals involves acid leaching which results in generation of waste acid with high concentrations of heavy metals. This study has made an effort to extract heavy metals from the waste acid using locally available agricultural waste. Various studies on rice husk, peanut husk and press m...
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The purpose of this short communication was to give message to the students how important the body language is. Though the facial expression and gestures and postures are all clearly describe their inner mood in the class, most of the students never use to agree. I had demonstrated the body language in the seminar and this short communication was...
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The legal framework for public participation is very clear in the EIA notifications. The nature of participatory procedure in EIA always needs systematic conductions. Though the public participation is conducted to meet the requirement of legislation, no substantial research has been carried out in India or in the state of Gujarat, in particular....
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This book is especially published in the year 2009 to help the Valuation students as no text book was available in India. Valuation of Contaminated properties was becoming difficult for the valuers. This was the initiative taken by me after teaching this subject to post graduate students of Valuation for 8 years at ISTAR Vallabh Vidyanagar , at the...
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The presentation made on Characterization Studies on Pervious Concrete using Solid Waste for Parking Lots in Smart Cities This is the research proposal of using pervious concrete for Parking Lots in Smart cities with the basic aim of getting funds for conducting research
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India has a comprehensive whistle-blower Protection Act, 2011 which has received the assent of the President on 9th May 2014 but yet to be notified. Hence it has not been implemented by various stakeholders. The Act has brought a detailed investigating procedures pertaining to disclosures and protection of whistle -blowers. The Act is applicable to...
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Industrial waste treatment must be environmentally acceptable and cost effective. The new technologies have been developed to meet the increasingly stringent wastewater quality criteria. The sugar mill effluent has typically significant contaminants viz. Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Bio Chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), i...
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A sessions on Environmental Impact Assessment for Sociology-Economic Environment The presentation is on analysis of socio economic impact. It discusses how to estimate Socio economic impact of a project proposed to be put up. It explains how to work out changes in economic activities and changes in community
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The processing of e-waste by informal sector to extract precious metals involves acid leaching which results in generation of waste acid with high concentrations of heavy metals. This study has made an effort to extract heavy metals from the waste acid using locally available agricultural waste. Various studies on rice husk, peanut husk and press m...
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Amongst various isotherm models, the most commonly utilized isotherm model is Langmuir isotherm. BET isotherm models being relatively complex in nature have not been utilized by researchers. Attempts have been made in this investigation to utilize both these adsorption isotherm models. Four low cost adsorbents which have been prepared on lab scale...
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This days mutual funds are the most studied areas in developed and developing countries due to its efficient and effective role in reducing risk and increasing return by managing the funds professionally. Mutual funds are investment vehicle that pools together funds from small retail investor to purchase stocks, bonds or other securities. It gives...
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The conventional method of disposal of e-waste, including land-filling, burning and acid-treatment makes way to environmental degradation and health hazards. India the largest democracy and a developing country faces various obstacles in management of e-waste. The major obstacle is lack of awareness, and sensitivity towards the disposal of e-waste....
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The principal objective of the present investigation is to study the existing hot environment of various textile industries in Pandesara industrial Area, Pandesara Dist. Surat and it broadly deals with the determination of various parameters affecting the heat stress viz. measurement of relative humidity , dry bulb temperature, wet bulb temperature...
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The demand for freshwater for various industries has been increasing due to population growth. Water is directly used in boilers to produce steam and is also used in cooling towers for cooling machinery, heat exchanger for increasing the efficiency and cleaning the various components thereof. The coal based thermal power station under the study has...
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It is a substantial fact that specific disposal standard for laundry effluent have not been prescribed by Gujarat pollution Control Board (GPCB). Laundry waste uses soap, soda, detergents and other chemicals for removal of stains, oil, grease and dirt from the soil clothing. The laundry waste is originated in the residential zone on account of manu...
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Conservation of water is the basic principles of green building. The efforts should be made to ensure that the material and system that are used help in reduction of water consumption in buildings and landscaping the areas. The principle of sustainable water management is achievable by using alternate sources of water that can be supplied to meet t...
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Surat Smart City Project
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Smart cities are environmentally sustainable cities primarily because such cities tend to reduce the environmental impact of urbanization at the scientific, economic and human levels. Smart cities are planned by understanding the advanced science of cities in general and sustainability in the urban setting. The smart cities understand the dynamics...
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The present phase of most industrialized, creative and innovated corporate functioning has made human life: especially urban life as more facilitated but complex with broaden and escalated Cities in various facets. This has made the Cities more challenging to be governed and become smarter in public administration so as to manage and control the en...
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This days mutual funds are the most studied areas in developed and developing countries due to its efficient and effective role in reducing risk and increasing return by managing the funds professionally. Mutual funds are investment vehicle that pools together funds from small retail investor to purchase stocks, bonds or other securities. It gives...
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In today's world of competition undoubtedly, English communication skills has recently become one of the most controversial issues and a focal-point in the success of students it is of utmost importance. English language is recognized as a most suitable medium of exchanging our thought process and delivering the knowledge, skills, talent etc, to ot...
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The overall performance of four low cost adsorbents which have been produced in the laboratory having four different grades for each adsorbents depending on the activation temperature used during this manufacture, has been evaluated Icritically. The basis for the critical evaluation of the performance of the adsorbents is parametrical studies. It i...
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An attempt has been made in this paper to review the acute and chronic impacts of stress on human body. When the body is under stress, the stressful conditions largely give rise to certain remarkable changes in the human organ systems that may exhibit strange behavior and psychological disorders. Body reaction to stress is predictable and can be an...
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The organizations in India need a clear and comprehensive legislative frame work for promoting cordial stress free environment in the organization- which will enhance the productivity and health of the industrial sector in India. There is a necessity to describe mechanisms by which the stress at the work place remains under surveillance. Regulation...
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Solid waste management is a global issue to urbanization. Rapid urbanization and industrialization intensify the pressure on cities especially on their infrastructure. Keeping large city clean and reduce the health and environmental hazards caused by municipal solid waste is a huge task. The solid waste is collected and dumped in dump yard causes m...
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Use of the sustainable material is a part of the sustainable development. The word was popularized in Our Common Future, a report published by World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987. Sustainable development is the development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their o...
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Smart cities lay emphasis on green buildings. A building in order to get it rated as ‘Green Building’; need to ensure indoor air quality. The green building should ensure quality of air inside the building. USEPA has stated that indoor air pollution poses a greater risk-people spend 80-90% of their time indoors This paper is an attempt to present t...
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CII-KPMG 􀂱 􀁈􀁄􀁖􀁈􀀃 􀁒􀁉􀀃􀁇􀁒􀁌􀁑􀁊􀀃 􀁅􀁘􀁖􀁌􀁑􀁈􀁖􀁖􀀃􀁌􀁑􀀃 􀀬􀁑􀁇􀁌􀁄􀀃 􀀋􀀰􀁄􀁜􀀃􀀕􀀓􀀔􀀗􀀌􀀃 􀁕􀁈􀁓􀁒􀁕􀁗􀀃 􀁖􀁗􀁄􀁗􀁈􀁖􀀃 􀁙􀁈􀁕􀁜􀀃􀁆􀁏􀁈􀁄􀁕􀁏􀁜􀀃􀁗􀁋􀁄􀁗􀀃 􀂵􀁒􀁅􀁗􀁄􀁌􀁑􀁌􀁑􀁊􀀃 approvals like environmental clearance, land procurement, construction-related permits and NOCs is 􀁄􀀃􀁐􀁄􀁍􀁒􀁕􀀃􀁒􀁅􀁖􀁗􀁄􀁆􀁏􀁈􀀃􀁌􀁑􀀃􀁖􀁗􀁄􀁕􀁗􀁌􀁑􀁊􀀃􀁄􀀃􀁅􀁘􀁖􀁌􀁑􀁈􀁖􀁖􀂶􀀑􀀃􀀺􀁌􀁗􀁋􀀃􀁗􀁋􀁈􀀃􀁓􀁒􀁖􀁌􀁗􀁌􀁙􀁈􀀃mindset under Make-in-India initiative, the environmental clearance procedure needs t...
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An attempt has been made to review the right to environment as human rights. In India, more and more people have been able to realize that healthy environment is essential human rights. Environmental law has revolved around a broad understanding of human needs with an objective of giving healthful environment. This paper provides an analysis why en...
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Research Promotions and Funding Schemes Under AICTE and UGC for the TEQIP - II Sponsored National Workshop on Enhancing Research and Development Activities in Technical Institutions
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In this study, bio-sorption of heavy metal and dye by microbes is proposed to be investigated. Further it is proposed to determine the optimum pH value at the maximum bio-sorption. The bio-sorption of the dye at different pH and the corresponding rate of removal has also been determined. The presence of heavy metals with dye analysis has been made...
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An attempt is made to study the public consultation process in the prior Environmental Clearance (EC) process for the project of L&G, Import terminal at Pipavav, Marine Facility at Ta: Rajula, Dist. Amreli, Gujarat proposed by M/S Swan Energy Ltd. The process was critically reviewed in accordance with the legal requirements of, “Public Consultation...
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Exaggeration of loss, claim for of pre-existing illness, and claims for staged accidents are few of trivial claims which are prevalent or customary in the Insurance industry. Fraud in Insurance sector is as old as the Insurance sector itself. A 2010 Survey of Accenture found that 68% of respondents felt that people commit fraud because detection of...
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India is undergoing phenomenal paradigm change. Replacing old onerous and colonial influenced law have become need of the hour. Economic equality is the new mantra. To embed the equality quotient Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been made part of the Companies Act 2013. Though certain large companies spend amounts on CSR as giving back to...
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India is undergoing phenomenal paradigm change. Replacing old onerous and colonial influenced law have become need of the hour. Economic equality is the new mantra. To embed the equality quotient Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been made part of the Companies Act 2013. Though certain large companies spend amounts on CSR as giving back to...
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The presence of toxic heavy metals such as chromium (VI) contaminants into water bodies, is one of the most serious environmental problems. Adsorption is one of the effective techniques for chromium (VI) removal from waste water. In the present study, Low cost adsorbent Millet spike Activated Carbon (MSAC) has been prepared from millet spike impreg...
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is known as “Architect of United India”, but he was also having constructive views on modern economy. India could have been more fortunate if his views would have been implemented on right time. Sardar Patel in his address on November 11, 1949 at the conference of businessmen, industrialists and labour leaders, offered a pr...
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Environmental jurisprudence is an emerging field evolving a consistent legal, economic and ecological frame works for preservation of natural resources for the benefit of the generations to come. The legitimacy and effectiveness of environmental governance depend upon public interest in environmental issues. The public interest plays vital role in...
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Analysis of possibilities of household hazardous waste and industrial hazardous waste utilization in municipalities as an energy source. Based on estimated quantities of hazardous waste, different treatment methods are analysed as an acceptable solution to this problem. Also, as a necessary step for designing safe and efficient treatment methods, w...
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There are two most important and governing principles of international on environmental protection is the polluter pays principle andthe precautionary principle. According to polluter principle, the polluter should bear the expenses of carrying out the anti-pollution measures as decided by the public authorities. The costs of these measures would,...
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Environmental law refers to rules and regulations governing human conduct likely to affect the environment. It reflects the legislative measures, and the administrative and judicial structures to protect the environment. However, it is difficult to define precisely the boundaries of environmental law in the same way as we define, say the law of con...
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Agricultural waste has been creating major solid waste disposal problem in India. It has,therefore, become essential to manage them properly. In the present study attempts have been made to produce activated carbon from groundnut shell in a laboratory designated as Groundnut Shell Activated Carbon GSAC. GSAC has been then employed for adsorption of...
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This paper presents a case of success story of public participation in environmental decision making. The degree of attention being given to expanding ordinary citizens’ roles in the policy process has shown its impact in compelling relocation of Nirma Cement Plant from Mahuva. This is a landmark case where a large cap company of the nation has bee...
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Three typical selected case studies w.r.t. Petrochemicals and Pharmaceutical industries have been considered. Analysis of technologies being employed and recommendations for cleaner production are presented w.r.t. three typical selected cases. It is been concluded that “Cleaner Production Analysis” is the need of hour.
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An attempt has been made in this paper to discuss the management aspects of cooling water used in industries. Water is the common coolant of the process industries. Temperatures encountered range from fractionation of liquid air through the chilling or refrigeration of food products to the quenching of red hot steel. Water is a scares resource and...
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Arsenic contamination has become matter of concern in the world. The exposure of arsenic in drinking water is related to increase risk of cancer in skin, bladder and kidney. Amongst within lung and bladder cancer arsenic associated skin lesson are very common. It has therefore become essential to removal arsenic from water by an appropriate technol...
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The basic objective of the present study is to produce in the laboratory the adsorbents prepared from the agro wastes which are often disposed of by non sustainable methods. The adsorbents have been produced from the agro waste base material namely potato peals (PP), mung husk (MH), banana peals (BP) and com cob (CC) In the environmental engineerin...
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Pollution free environment has now become a dream. Supplying contaminant free water and air have become almost impossible. Vehicular pollution and safety on the roads have become serious environmental issues.
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Laboratory studies were conducted to compare the efficacy varying concentrations of sodium hydroxide viz. 2 M, 4 M, 6 M and 8 M in absorption of sulfur dioxide. All of the three situations were cases of absorption coupled with chemical reaction. The mass transfer coefficient and reaction rate term for sodium hydroxide were 0.1341 min-1 and 0.0111 r...
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The transport mechanism including intraparticle and porous diffusion during the adsorption of Cadmium present in the industrial effluent using corncob activated carbon (CCAC) has been studied. A functional relationship commonly used to describe the transport is the plot of mass of metals adsorbed versus root of contact time. In the present investig...
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Among the various types of technology available for removal of chromium, Cr (VI), from wastewater, the activated carbon treatment is suitable even though it is costly to use commercially available PAC and GAC. An attempt has therefore been made to use agro-based waste corncob.
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Characterization of sludge samples taken from return sludge pump house and bottom of thickener of wastewater treatment plant at IPCL was carried out in order to determine the shortcomings of exiting sludge treatment units. Gap analysis was performed and reason for inefficacy of sludge treatment units were sought for. It was found that sludge sample...
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In the present investigation an attempt is made to produce the char from the potato peels and the char is then activated by chemical and physical treatment. The activated carbon made from potato peel (PPAC) is then treated with wastewater containing chromium separately, containing cadmium separately and containing both chromium as well as cadmium s...
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Tobacco roots activated carbon (TRAC) has been prepared from tobacco roots impregnated with 20% of ZnCl2 and carbonized at 6000 degrees C. Its adsorption capacity has been tested for the treatment of wastewater containing hexavalent chromium. The experiments were carried out in a batch process to study the different system variables such as concent...
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Tobacco roots activated carbon (TRAC) has been prepared from tobacco roots impregnated with 20% of ZnCl2 and carbonized at 600° C. Its adsorption capacity has been tested for the treatment of wastewater containing hexavalent chromium. The experiments were carried out in a batch process to study the different system variables such as concentration,...
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The extensive characterization studies of the various processing units located in Vatva Industrial Complex have been carried out with a prime objective of proposing a Common Textile Effluent Treatment Plant where all the textile processing industries can join for treatment of their effluents. At present these members have been conveying their efflu...
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The role of stigma in retarding the value of properties on or near hazardous waste sits has become a serious concern for the valuers and assessors. This paper presents the broad causes and impacts of stigma on commercial as well as residential properties due to presence of hazardous waste. An attempt has also been made to define and explain hazardo...
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There are numerous sources of industrial effluents leading to chromium enrichment of the aquatic environment. It is reported that industries, like electroplating and other metal finishing and inks, paints, pigments, leather tanning, textile etc., are the major contributors of chromium to wastewater. Various methods are available for removal of hexa...
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Batch adsorption experiments were conducted to estimate potentiality of walnut shell based carbon impregnated with zinc chloride from aqueous solution. Walnut shell is major waste generated from dry fruit manufacturers which creates a major solid waste disposal problem in Kashmir(India). The technique employs powdering and carbonization at 4000C fo...
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The general impacts of contamination in valuation of the assets have been delineated. It is recommended that an environmental expert be assigned the job of selecting the environmental abatement technology and cost of clean up to determine the stigma. In this paper, an attempt has been made to present the guideline format to the valuers of India for...
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Tamarind beans activated carbon (TBAC) has been prepared from tamarind beans impregnated with 20% ofZnCh and carbonized at 500C. Its adsorption capacity has been tested for the treatment of wasterwater W containing hexavalent chromium. The experiments were carried out in a batch process to study the different _ system variables such as concentratio...
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Constructed wetland has proven to an effective low cost treatment system, which utilizes the interactions of emergent plants and microorganisms in the removal of pollutants. This paper presents an assessment of the potentials of vertical flow constructed wetland for industrial wastewater treatment. This study was conducted at the Enviro Infrastruct...
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Preformed interpolymer films of polyethylene and styrene-divinylbenzene copolymer subjected to chemical treatment for various time intervals, in the presence of chlorosulfonic acid and ethylene dichloride mixture of different composition, have been used as membranes in this investigation. Membrane potential and conductance measurement have been car...
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Fire prevention and protection in industrial plant basically include procedures for preventing, detecting and extinguishing fires. There is much to be done to promote safe systems for fire prevention in India. The systems should be designed to protect the employees and property and to assure safe working systems. Fire prevention and protection in a...
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An attempt has been made in this study to investigate the impact on the value diminution of the land admeasuring 40 acres earmarked for development of township by using ESA as a tool. The ESA studies explored that a part of the land was covered by hazardous waste landfill site. The ESA further revealed that the hazards of the waste were associated...
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Constructed wetland has proven to be an effective low cost treatment system, which utilizes the interactions of emergent plants and microorganisms in the removal of pollutants. This paper presents an assessment of the potentials of vertical flow constructed wetland for industrial wastewater treatment. This study was conducted at the Enviro Infrastr...
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In order to protect the M.S. pipes used for conveyance of potable water from corrosion, the usual practice is to apply epoxy resin system as an anti corrosive coating. The standard epoxy coating system comprises of 25 micron of bottom coat of zinc rich primer, 125 micron of tie coat of epoxy polyamide and further 125 micron of top coat of epoxy pol...
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