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Acid rain; a threat to ecosystem

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article image "Acid rain" is a well known term that refers to the deposition of moist (rain, snow, sleet, fog, cloud water, and dew) and dry (acidifying particles and gases) acidic components. It lies among the most damaging environmental factors and has a wide range of its victims. Once carbon dioxide is removed from distilled water, it will have a neutral pH of 7 while pH more or less than 7 refers to acidic and alkaline liquids, respectively. The pH of "clean" or unpolluted rain…Read More

Agriculture: Humic acid as a remedy

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article image By Khalid MehmoodAGRICULTURE HAS been the mainstay of Pakistan’s economy for many years, though in recent years its importance has somewhat declined. There are several issues regarding agriculture, but some are directly associated with soil and plant productivity. The productivity-related issues are plant health, plant nutrient requirement, and improper use of fertilizer and availability of fertilizer or supplement at the right time. Both these issues reduce the overall productivity of crop…Read More

Uncontrolled used of lead acid batteries

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The persistent power crisis in Pakistan has substantially led to the increased use of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and since most of the people, being financially unable to afford proper batteries which are manufactured for UPS, prefer to use ordinary batteries (car batteries) in UPS. Since most of the people prefer to install batteries close to living rooms being ignorant of the fact that inhaling lead fumes coming out of conventional Lead Acid Battery regularly is like taking a daily dose…Read More

Phosphoric acid a high yielding source

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is blessed with huge natural resources that can be fully exploited by developing new technologies and adopting them on large scale otherwise Pakistan would lag behind in the race of economic development."The dream of economic development in Pakistan can only come true through adoption of innovative technologies," said Dr. Mubarik Ali, Chief Executive Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) while inaugurating the Farmers’ Field Day.He apprised the audience…Read More