Black carbon Current Affairs, GK & News
Black Carbon is formed as a by-product of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, bio-fuels and biomass. It is the strongest absorbent of light amongst all the components of particulate matter. Main Properties of Black Carbon It is directly emitted in the atmosphere as fine particles PM5. It is highly effective in absorbing solar energy and ....Read More
Black Carbon Levels in Himalayan Glaciers and Biomethanation
The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) conducted study near Gangotri Glacier in 2016. According to the study, the black carbon concentration in the region has increased by 400 times. Highlights The increase in carbon concentration in the region is mainly because of agricultural burning and forest fire. The concentration of black carbon was found ..
Month: Current Affairs - March, 2020
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Biogas • Black carbon • carbon dioxide emissions • Carbon emission • Gangotri • Glaciers • Global warming • Stubble burning
Black Carbon released by aeroplanes may be affecting ozone, monsoon: Study
According to a recent study by climate researchers, aeroplanes may be ejecting significant amounts of black carbon (BC) which in turn is affecting monsoon, depleting the ozone layer and quickening glacier melt. The study was conducted by climate researchers from multiple institutions in India including from the Indian Institute of Science and ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai ..
Month: Current Affairs - August, 2017
Topics: Aviation Pollution • Black carbon • Climate change • Environment • Monsoon • Ozone layer