Differentiate between biodegradable and non-biodegradable pollutants.

Differentiate between biodegradable and non-biodegradable pollutants.

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 60787 Points
2 years ago
The terms ‘Degradedable’ itself defines the ability of the substances which are degradable or not. A pollutant is a substance that's present in concentrations that will harm organisms (humans, plants, and animals) or exceed an environmental quality standard. Complete answer: The difference between biodegradable and non-biodegradable pollutants are- Biodegradable pollutants Non-biodegradable pollutants Biodegradable pollution is those which are decomposed by natural biological agents. Non- biodegradable pollutants that do not decompose. They are decomposed and degraded by microbes. They are non - decomposed and non- degraded by microbes. Biodegradable pollutants can be disposed of easily. Non- biodegradable pollutants cannot be disposed of easily. Biodegradable pollutants get decomposed within a very short period. While non-biodegradable pollutants take a longer time to decompose. After degradation, they can be used to produce biogas, manure, fertilizers, and compost. The degradation rate is slow and the separation and recycling are not easy and expensive too. Examples include plants, animals, their waste, paper, fruits, flowers, vegetables. Examples include rubber, plastic, chemicals, and paint plastic. Note: Whether it is biodegradable and non-biodegradable pollutants they are harmful to human life and other organisms and their environment. Thus, the correct treatment of pollutants must be done. The three “Rs” Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce are simple steps that can save a lot of energy and other resources as well.

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