El Nino

What is El Nino Phenomena? El Nino is defined such a phenomenon that is associated with the warming of the tropical Pacific. This generally happens in a span of every three to seven years and the lasting duration is around 12 to 18 months. It is basically a meteorological act where the rise in temperature […]

Radioactivity

What is Radioactivity? The term radioactivity is used in reference to express the behavior or property of some specific material matter that exhibits spontaneous emission of energy or subatomic particles. It is sometimes called radioactive decay. One should note here that any molecule that has an unstable nucleus will decompose into one or more stable […]

Particulates

What are Particulates? Particulates, commonly known as Particulate Matter are basically small-sized particles that are present in the air. These particles can be present naturally in air or sometimes these are the result of man-made or anthropogenic activities. The particulates can either exist in the form of small solid particles or liquid droplets. There is […]

Leaching

What is Leaching? The word ‘leaching’ in reference to the chemical industry corresponds to the removal of chemicals. It is quite a traditional method that involves solid-liquid operation. Traditionally it was regarded as percolation. Leaching is a process where a mixture is diffused or dissolved in liquid in order to separate the solute. More simply, […]

Radioactive Waste

What is Radioactive Waste? Radioactive waste, also regarded as nuclear waste is basically such unwanted material or substance that has a high concentration of radionuclides. The nuclear substances over here can occur either naturally or can be the outcome of various man-made activities. The term radionuclide corresponds to the nuclide that has a large amount […]

Oxygen Cycle

­­What is Oxygen Cycle? The oxygen cycle tells us about the way the exchange of oxygen takes place in between various environmental segments such as the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Oxygen is a well-known byproduct of the process of photosynthesis. It is one of the elements that exist in ample amounts on the Earth. […]

Eutrophication

What is Eutrophication? A process or technique that helps to enhance the constituent amount of nutrients in water bodies is known as Eutrophication. The word ‘eutrophication’ is arrived from the Greek word ‘eutrophos’ that means nourished or enriched. The enrichment in water bodies somewhat increases the rate of production of phytoplankton and microphytes within the […]

Environmental Chemistry

What is Environmental Chemistry? The field that deals with the study of various chemical processes occurring in the different elements of the environment such as water, air, land, and the effects of numerous human activities on these parameters. It is basically associated with the various chemicals such as organic, biochemical, etc. existing in the environment. […]

Ecosystem

What is an Ecosystem? The word ecosystem is defined as a unit of nature that includes living organisms along with the physical environment interacting with each other. An ecosystem can be as small as a small pond or as large as a sea. The whole ecosystem is mainly classified into two categories namely, terrestrial and […]

Aerosols

What are Aerosols? Aerosols sometimes referred to as atmospheric aerosols are the tiny particles existing in either solid, liquid, or both forms that are suspended in the air. The diameter of these particulate matter ranges between 0.002 µm and 100 µm. The major natural sources of aerosols are dust, sea spray, etc. whereas anthropogenic sources […]