COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Industrial Waste Treatment
Course Code: 
15CVL462
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Industrial Waste Treatment' is a course offered in B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Nature and characteristics of Industrial wastes - prevention versus control of industrial pollution - Linkage between technology and pollution prevention - tools for clean processes - reuse, recycle, recovery, source reduction, raw material substitution, toxic use reduction and process modification - separation technologies as tools for waste minimization - Flow sheet analysis - Energy and resource audits - waste audits.

Unit 2

Preliminary treatment of industrial waste water – volume reduction – strength reduction – neutralization – equalization and proportioning.

Treatment of industrial waste - suitability of different techniques - disposal of industrial waste.

Unit 3

Effluent generation from textile industry – paper industry – dairy – fertilizer – thermal power plants - effluent characteristics - treatment.

Membrane process, ion exchange process, Reverse osmosis, Ultra filtration, electrolysis.

Study of damages caused by industrial pollution in India.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Nelson Leonard Nemerow, “Industrial waste treatment – contemporary practice and vision for the future”, Elsevier, Singapore, 2007
  • Gerard Kiely, “Environmental Engineering”, McGraw Hill, 2009.
  • Sincero A. P. and Sincero G. A., “Environmental Engineering - A Design Approach”, Prentice Hall, 1996.
  • Mahajan S. P., “Pollution Control in Process Industries”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2001.
  • Babbitt H. E, “Sewerage & Sewage Treatment”, Nabu Press, 2010.
  • Abbasi S. A, and Ramasami E, “Biotechnical Methods of Pollution Control”, Universities Press(India) Ltd., 1999.