UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Algaculture is a form of aquaculture involving the farming of species of algae. The potential benefit of algal biomass are
    1. It can be used as fertiliser.                   
    2. It can be used for, power generation.         
    3. It can be used for production of biodegradable plastics.                                          
    4. It is useful for food processing.              
    5. It Can help in controlling air and water pollution 
    6. It can be used in cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.                                   
    7. It can be used to produce biodiesel.                                                        
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below,                                      

    A)  1, 2 and 4                    

    B)  1, 3, 4 and 6       

    C)  2, 3, 5, 6 and 7

    D)         All of these       

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Algal biomass has innumerable benefits prominent among them being its ability to generate power and reduce pollution. It eliminates the use of high quantity of chemical substances. Algal biomass is useful in power generation, plants and food processing industries. It also provides green bleach and ensure clean environment by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. The biomass can be used as biodiesel and biogas.

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