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Course Name Industrial Waste Treatment
Course Code 15CVL462
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text 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.

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