Question Paper: Environmental Studies : Question Paper May 2015 - First Year Engineering (Semester 1) | Mumbai University (MU)
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Environmental Studies - May 2015

First Year Engineering (Semester 1)

TOTAL MARKS: 60
TOTAL TIME: 2 HOURS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any three from the remaining questions.
(3) Use suitable data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.


Attempt any five from the following:

1 (a) Discuss the sanitation status in developing countries. (3 marks)


1 (b) How is environmental education important for sustainable development? (3 marks)


1 (c) What is acid rain? What are its effects? (3 marks)


1 (d) What are the source of noise pollution? Give its effects. (3 marks)


1 (e) What is the role of Ministry of Environment and Forests in Environmental Legislation? (3 marks)


1 (f) What is "Geothermal Energy"? Explain. (3 marks)


1 (g) Explain the term "Carbon Credit". (3 marks)


2 (a) What is "Appropriate Technology"? Explain. (5 marks)


2 (b) Explain the construction an working of a "Venturi Scrubber". (5 marks)


2 (c) State the principle and working of photovoltaic cell used for solar energy. (5 marks)


3 (a) Explain solid waste management by "Landfilling". (5 marks)


3 (b) What types of Environmental clearances are required to setup an industrial unit? (5 marks)


3 (c) Write a case study on Earthquake in Japan. (5 marks)


4 (a) Explain the classification of Ecosystem. (5 marks)


4 (b) What are the functions of central pollution control board? (5 marks)


4 (c) What are the limitation of conventional sources of energy. (5 marks)


5 (a) Explain "resources utilization as per carrying capacity". (5 marks)


5 (b) Discuss "Bhopal Gas Tragedy". (5 marks)


5 (c) How is electricity generated by using wind energy. (5 marks)


6 (a) Discuss the global environmental crisis related to population. (5 marks)


6 (b) Explain the treatment of industrial waste water. (5 marks)


6 (c) Explain the role of technology in Environment and Health. (5 marks)

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