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Environmental and Pollution Control , SYLLABUS OF M.Sc. Environmental Chemistry (2011-2013) ,Second Semester


Second Semester

EC -201: Environmental and Pollution Control
M.M.: 35

Unit-I: Air Pollution

Atmospheric pollution, classification of air pollutants, sources of air pollution and methods of control, sampling of aerosols, sampling of gaseous pollutants, analysis of SOx, NOx, CO-CO2, hydrocarbons, effects of air pollutants on animals, ozone layer, chlorofluorocarbons, acid rain, green house effect.

Unit-II: Water Pollution

Sampling and preservation of water, physical examination of water-colour, alkalinity, TDS, conductivity, temperature, odour, turbidity, hardness, chemical examination of water-determination of carbonates and bicarbonates, sulphate, chloride and flouride, nitrite and nitrate, iron, manganese, silica, cadmium, arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury, biological examination of water-dissolved oxygen, BOD, COD, MPN. Organic pollutant analysis-phenols and detergents.

Unit-III: Water treatment

Quality of water, standards of raw and treated water, objectives of waste water treatment, A brief idea of sedimentation, coagulation and flocculation, filtration, disinfection of water, activated sludge process, trickling filters, sludge treatment and disposal.
Unit-IV: Softening of water, corrosion and its control, removal of nitrogen and phosphorus. Removal of toxic compounds and refractory organics, removal of dissolved inorganic substances, Reverse osmosis.

Unit-V: (A) Soil Pollution

A brief idea of chemistry of soil. Trace element analysis in soil-B, Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Zn, Pb, Pesticides and pollution, classification and degradation of pesticides, methods of pesticides analysis.
(B) Noise Pollution
Sources, measurement, effects and control.

Books Recommended

1. Gilbert M. Masters, Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science, 3rd ed. Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.(1998)
2. C.S.Rao, Environmental Pollution Control Engineering, 3rd ed., Wiley Eastern Ltd.New Age International Pvt.Ltd. (1995).
3. Metcalf & Eddy, Waste Water Engineering, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi (2003).
4. C.Harold Wright, A Hand book of Soil Analysis, 4th ed., Logas press New Delhi –
5. Thomous S. Spiro and William M. Stiglicini, Chemistry of the Environment, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. (2002).
6. Nicholas P. Cherimisinoff, Biotechnology for Waste and wastewater treatment, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. (2001).
7. Jarry A. Nathanson, Basic Environmental Technology, 4th ed., Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. (2003).
8. Raymond W. Miller and Roy L. Donalvee, Soil in Our Environment, 7th ed, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. (1997).
9. Nylie C. Brady, The Nature and Properties of Soil, 10th ed., Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. (1996).
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