Environmental Quality and Monitoring

Course Name: 

Environmental Quality and Monitoring

Programme: 

M.Tech (Environmental Engineering)

Semester: 

First

Category: 

Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

05(3-0-3)

Content: 

Environmental Chemistry - Basic concepts from general chemistry, Acid -Base Equilibria, Solubility Equilibria, removal of heavy metals from complex water and wastewater systems, Oxidation-reduction Equlilibria, Water Stabilization, Water softening and neutralization. General principles of sample collection and data analysis. Microbiology-The characterization, classification and identification of microorganisms, Pure cultures and cultural characteristics, Enzymes and their regulations, Microbial metabolism, Control of microorganisms. Microbiology of domestic water and wastewater, industrial microbiology. Epidemiology of infectious diseases, microbial agents of diseases.
Laboratory Practices: Gravimetric methods for solids analysis in water and wastewater, analysis of common cations and anions in water/wastewater, determination of nitrogen, phosphorus and chemical oxygen demand (COD). Titrimetric methods; Electrochemical methods; Spectrophotometric methods; Nephelometric methods; Atomic Absorption spectroscopy; Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), MPN test for microbial pollution, plate counts; confirmatory tests.

References: 

1. Sawyer C.L, McCarthy, P.L and Parkin, G.F. Chemistry for Environmental Engineering. McGraw-Hill. 2. Pelczar M.J., Chan E.C.S. and Krieg, N.R. Microbiology. Tata McGraw-Hill. 3. Julia Levy, Campbell, J.J.R and Henry Blackburn, T., Introductory Microbiology, John Wiley and Sons.

Department: 

Civil Engineering
 

Contact us

Dr. Varghese George, Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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