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Course Detail

Course Name Advanced Environmental Engineering
Course Code 15CVL460
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

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


  • 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.

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