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M. S.

Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences


Private University Established in Karnataka State by Act No. 15 of 2013

Faculty of Engineering and Technology


Department Civil Engineering
Programme Bachelor of Technology Batch 2016
Semester I B.Tech
Course Code MCC102A Course Title Environmental studies
Course Leader Nikhil T R/Rituparna Choudhury

Assignment no 1

Name of Student Register No

Examiner

Examiner
Section

Second
Marks

Marks

Marks
Marking Scheme

Max

First
Impact of Natural drainage valley and waterbodies on
A1.1 02
environment
A1.2 Causes for Flooding with remedial measures 02
Part-A

A1.3 Planning of Urbanization balancing Natural Resources 02


Advantages and disadvantages of Infrastructural
A1.4 02
growth.
A1.5 Justify your stand 02
Part-A Max marks 10
B1.1 Reasons for rapid increase in Traffic 02
B1.2 Positive and negative impacts of traffic on human 03
Part B 1

B1.3 Environmental issues due to Traffic growth 02


Possible ways to maintain a balance between traffic
B1.4 03
and environment
Part-B 1 Max Marks 10
B2.1 Types of e-waste produced and its classification 03
B2.2 E-waste effects on the environment 02
Part B 2

B2.3 E-waste effects on human health 02


Regulatory agencies and their guidelines to utilize E-
B2.4 03
waste
Part-B 2 Max Marks 10
B3.1 Types of wastes generated from nuclear power plants 02
B3.2 Its impact on the environment 03
Part B 3

B3.3 Present disposal methods 03


B3.4 Suggest the best disposal method 02
Part-B 3 Max Marks 10
B4.1 Various ways to measure carbon foot-print 02
B4.2 Schemes available to reduce carbon emissions 04
Part B 4

New strategies that can be adopted to reduce carbon


B4.3 04
footprint.
Part-B 4 Max Marks 10
Total Assignment Marks 50
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Private University Established in Karnataka State by Act No. 15 of 2013

Course Marks Tabulation


Component- CET B First Second
Remarks Remarks
Assignment Examiner Examiner
A

B.1

B.2

B.3

B.4

Marks (Max 50 )

Marks (out of 25 )

Signature of First Examiner Signature of Second Examiner

Please note:

1. Documental evidence for all the components/parts of the assessment such as the reports,
photographs, laboratory exam / tool tests are required to be attached to the assignment report
in a proper order.
2. The First Examiner is required to mark the comments in RED ink and the Second Examiners
comments should be in GREEN ink.
3. The marks for all the questions of the assignment have to be written only in the Component
CET B: Assignment table.
4. If the variation between the marks awarded by the first examiner and the second examiner lies
within +/- 3 marks, then the marks allotted by the first examiner is considered to be final. If the
variation is more than +/- 3 marks then both the examiners should resolve the issue in
consultation with the Chairman BoE.

Assignment - 1
Instructions to students:

1. The assignment consists of 5 questions: Part A 1 Question, Part B- 4 Questions.


2. Maximum marks is 50.
3. The assignment has to be neatly word processed as per the prescribed format.
4. The maximum number of pages should be restricted to 20.
5. Restrict your report for Part-A to 3 pages only.
6. Restrict your report for Part-B to a maximum of 17 pages.
7. The printed assignment must be submitted to the course leader.
M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
Private University Established in Karnataka State by Act No. 15 of 2013

8. Submission Date: 21.11.2016


9. Submission after the due date is not permitted.
10. IMPORTANT: It is essential that all the sources used in preparation of the assignment must be
suitably referenced in the text.
11. Marks will be awarded only to the sections and subsections clearly indicated as per the
problem statement/exercise/question

PART A

Preamble
Due to rapid urbanisation, the Natural drainage valleys in all Metropolitan cities are getting
encroached and blocked, which leads to flooding during heavy rains. For example a recently
where few places of southern Bangalore were completely flooded by rain water which
created a lot of problems to the habitants and society. The same thing happened with other
parts of India. Government says that Priority has to be given for Natural Valleys for Ecological
Balance

In the above context debate on the topic Demolition of existing infrastructure in and
around natural drainage valley and waterbodies will solve urban flooding.
Prepare a report addressing the following issues 10 Marks

A1.1 Impact of Natural drainage valley and waterbodies on environment


A1.2Various causes which leads to urban flooding with remedial measures
A1.3. Planning of Urbanization balancing Natural Resources
A1.4. Advantages and disadvantages of Infrastructural growth.
A1.5. Justification of your stance.

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Private University Established in Karnataka State by Act No. 15 of 2013

PART B (4x10 = 40 Marks)

B1. Bengalurus vehicular traffic has rapidly increased at a pace of 23% during 1995 to 2015
causing a lot of problems to environment and transportation.
In this context, prepare a report addressing the following considering any one of the cities of
your choice
B1.1.Reasons for rapid increase in vehicular traffic
B1.2.Positive and negative impacts of vehicular traffic on human beings
B1.3.Environmental issues due to vehicular traffic growth
B1.4.Possible ways to maintain a balance between vehicular traffic and environment

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B2. Rapid changes in technology, media (tapes, software, MP3), falling prices, and planned
obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of electronic waste around the globe.
In this context, prepare a report addressing the following considering any one e-waste of
your choice
B2.1. Classification of e waste
B2.2. Effects of E-waste on the environment
B2.3. Effects of E-waste on human health
B2.4. Regulatory agencies and their guidelines to utilize E-waste.

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M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
Private University Established in Karnataka State by Act No. 15 of 2013

B3. Nuclear technology uses the energy released by splitting the atoms of certain elements.
It was first developed in the 1940s, and during the Second World War to 1945 research initially
focused on producing bombs by splitting the atoms of particular isotopes of either uranium
or plutonium. In the 1950s attention turned to the peaceful purposes of nuclear fission,
notably for power generation.
Today, the world produces as much electricity from nuclear energy as it did from all sources
combined in the early years of nuclear power. Civil nuclear power can now boast over 16,500
reactor years of experience and supplies almost 11.5% of global electricity needs, from
reactors in 31 countries. In fact, through regional grids, many more than those countries
depend on nuclear-generated power.
In the above context, discuss the following

B3.1.Types of wastes generated from nuclear power plants


B3.2. Impact of nuclear waste on the environment
B3.3.Present disposal methods
B3.4. Suggest the best disposal method

B4. Carbon footprint is the term generally used to describe the level of greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions produced by a specific activity. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane,
nitrous oxide, hydrofluoro-carbons, per fluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride. Among
these CO2 is most prevalent and these emissions are expressed in terms of CO2 equivalent.
CO2 equivalent is based on a conversion table that uses the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) Global Warming Potential (GWP) factors.
In the above context, discuss the following
B4.1.Various ways to measure carbon foot-print
B4.2. Schemes available to reduce carbon emissions
B4.3. New strategies that can be adopted to reduce carbon footprint.