COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Advanced Environmental Engineering
Course Code: 
15CVL460
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Advanced Environmental Engineering' is a course offered in B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Instrumental methods for analysis of contaminants in air, water and soil - colorimetry,

Chromatography, spectroscopy, electrochemical probes

Indoor and outdoor air pollution – meteorology - influence of solar radiation and wind fields - lapse rate and stability conditions - characteristics of stack plumes - effective stack height.Characteristics and health effects of various air pollutant particulates (PM2.5, PM10) and gaseous pollutants (CO, NOx, SOx, etc) - their behaviour in atmosphere – monitoring.

Photochemical reactions - secondary pollutants.

Control devices for Particulate and Gaseous pollutants – applications.

Unit 2

Advances in waste water treatment – Aerobic Suspended growth Process - Process for biological nitrogen removal – design criteria – anoxic, aerobic process design – sequencing batch reactor (SBR) – process analysis - Process for biological phosphorus removal – design criteria.

Aerobic attached growth Process – Rotating biological contactor, Activated Biofilter – Fluidized bed bioreactor (FBBR) design criteria.

Anaerobic suspended and attached growth process - Up flow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor.

Unit 3

Tertiary treatment – disinfection of waste water - waste water recycling – Water reuse. Advances treatment units – Removal of organic and inorganic colloidal and suspended solids – Removal of dissolved organic constituents – Removal of dissolved inorganic constituents – Filtration – Membrane filtration – Adsorption - Distillation processes.

TEXTBOOK

  •  Metcalf and Eddy, “Waste Water Engineering Treatment Disposal Reuse”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2002.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Clarence, J. Velz, “Applied Stream Sanitation”, Krieger Pub Co., 1984.
  • C. S Rao, “Environmental Pollution Control Engineering”, New Age Publications, 2006.
  • Nevers, Noel De, “Air Pollution Control Engineering”, McGraw-Hill, 1999.