Distinguish Degradable pollutants - Non-degradable pollutants
|Degradable Pollutants||Non – degradable Pollutants|
|They are decomposed and degradable by microbes.||They cannot be decomposed by microbes|
|They are not accumulated but are used up in short time.||They are often accumulated|
|Degradation process is rapid||Degradation process is slow.|
|They are used to produce energy manures compost and biogas.||They cannot be used to produce energy|
|E.g. Plant waste, Animal residue, Paper, rotten vegetables||E.g. Plastic items footwear, polythene bags|
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Solution Distinguish Degradable Pollutants - Non-degradable Pollutants Concept: Sources of Pollution and Major Pollutant - Soil.