Pune University BE Civil Advanced Environmental Management Question Papers


(2008 Pattern) (Elective – III) (Sem. – II)

Time :3 Hours]                                                                                                                                                                                                    [Max. Marks :100

Instructions to the candidates:-

1)                     Solve Q.1 or Q.2, Q.3 or Q.4, Q.5 or Q.6 from section I and Q.7 or Q.8, Q.9 or Q.10, Q.11 or Q.12 from section II.

2)                     Answers to the two sections should be written in separate books.

3)                     Neat diagrams must be drawn wherever necessary.

4)                     Figures to the right indicate full marks.

5)                     Use of logarithmic tables, slide rule, Mollier charts, electronics pocket calculator and steam tables is allowed.

6)                     Assume suitable data, if necessary.


Q1) a) Discuss the importance of ISO 14000 series.                                                       [8]

b) Explain the principles and elements of Environmental Management Systems (EMS).  [8]


Q2) a) Explain the ISO 14001 – Environmental management systems standard. [8] b) Discuss the salient features of Water act, 1974,                                                               [8]

Q3) a) Explain the salient features of Air act 1981.                                                        [8]

b) Discuss Environment Protection Act – 1986 as an umbrella act [8]


Q4) a) Explain in brief Hazardous waste management handling rules 1989. [8] b) Discuss the site selection criteria for disposal of municipal solid waste.[8]

Q5) a) Explain how process changes can be adopted in a thermal power plant to reduce the problem of air pollution.                                                                                    [9]

b) Discuss the economic aspects of various control equipment for particulate removal.    [9]


What are the meteorological measurements required to correlate the results obtained in an air pollution survey.                                                                                                 [9]

Explain the role of meteorological elements in the dispersion of air pollutants in the atmosphere.                                                                                                                               [9]


Discuss the Bio – composting method for distillery waste.                  Is land

application of spent wash is suitable method, discuss.                                [8]

Explain Industrial water pollution control technologies.                            [8]


Explain anaerobic treatment of industrial process wastewaters. [8] Discuss the treatment options for Industrial wastewater treatment. [8]

Differentiate between refuse and garbage. Mention the most significant property of the city refuse which guides the adoption of each of the following methods of refuse disposal.    [8]

i)              incineration

ii)            Sanitary landfill.

iii)         Composting.

How do you classify the wastes generated from the following sources :[8]

i)             Hospitals.

ii)           Electroplating plant.

iii)         Schools and

iv)         Restaurants.


Discuss Hazardous as well as Biomedical wastes and their Hazards on Health and Environment.                                                                                                                               [8]

Explain colour coding of biomedical wastes and their collection in different colored Bins or Bags.                                                                                                                               [8]

Explain the significance of Environmental audit report related to air, water pollution industry. [9]

Explain the Environmental Impact Assessment of Thermal Power plants. [9]


Explain the methodology for preparing Environmental Impact Assessment. [9] Discuss how would carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment of water Resource project.          [9]


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