Dr Rup Lal

Secretary, INSCR &

Professor of Zoology

Department of Zoology

University of Delhi

Delhi-110001

Contact:

Telefax: +91 11 27665254

Mobile: 9810785766

Email: ruplal@gmail.com

Web: http://people.du.ac.in/~rlal/

Dr Kuldeep Singh

Joint Secretary, INSCR

Emeritus Scientist,

Amity Science, Technology

& Innovation  Foundation

Amity University Campus,

Sector -125, Noida - 201 303,

 

Mobile : 9971041569

Email: ksingh6@amity.edu

Dr Dilleep K Singh

Joint Secretary, INSCR

Associate Professor

Department of Zoology

University of Delhi,

Delhi-110007

Ph: +91 11 27667191 (Office)

                   27667985

                   27666550 (Res)

Mobile: +91 9810258052

Fx: +91 11  27666423

Email: dileepksingh@gmail.com        

LAST  UPDATED :

1 NOVEMBER 2011

 

Welcome

This is an India based scientific network of researchers having interest in environmental aspects in soil environment.

 

Soil contamination refers to the presence of unwanted man-made materials of chemical nature and wastes in the soil environments that are toxic and often injurious to human health and other life forms in the long run.

 

Such contamination typically arises from the application of chemical pesticides on crops and seeds, accidents in chemical plants, rupture of underground storage tanks, percolation of contaminated surface water to subsurface strata, leaching of wastes from landfills or direct discharge of industrial wastes to the soil.

 

The most common contaminants involved are pesticides, heavy metals resulting from the effluents from electro-chemical and other process industries and lead, petroleum hydrocarbons from refineries and their use in urban transportation, industrial solvents.

 

The occurrence of soil contamination is directly related to anthropogenic activities and can be regarded as inevitable with the increasing degree of industrialization and intensity of chemical usage. The concern over soil contamination stems primarily from health risks, both of direct contact and from secondary contamination of water supplies. And technological capability to deal with the prevention and mapping of contaminated sites and their cleanup require a body of knowledge in multi-disciplinary areas of geology, hydrology, agriculture, chemistry, toxicology, pharmacology, computer modeling along with sanitation and civil engineering.

 

Global trends in soil contamination research

 

Research reports and publications emanating from various researchers across the globe confirm the following distinct areas of interest

 

· Using of eco-toxicity data in evaluation of soil contamination

· Different in-situ and ex-situ approaches to restore the eco-systems affected by soil pollution

· Long term impact of heavy metals and other contaminants in soil on human health, geno-toxicity and bacterial communities in soil

· Bio-remediation (including phyto-remediation) approaches for de-contamination of soil

· Studies of self-attenuation and  self-purification processes in restoration of the health of soil

· Determination of base-line data on contaminants in soil across regions

· Role of the presence of materials like ‘back carbon’ and / or ‘activated carbon’ in soil towards absorption and detoxification of organic contaminants.

 

 

 

 

You are welcome to join us.

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