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Syllabus - Environmental Technology 23-08-11

Syllabus - Environmental Technology 23-08-11

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/Week : 2+0+0 Credits :2 Course Learning Objective: The content is designed to provide the ability to 1. Apply the knowledge to describe the natural environment and contribute to mitigate / minimize the impacts of environmental issues 2. Incorporate environmental perspectives in product / technology design and development 3. Establish, Implement, Maintain & Improve an Environmental Management System 4. Define individual role and responsibilities and emphasize on environmental ethics in building sustainable environment Unit I a. Introduction: Components of environment, atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and anthroposystems, Energy flow and ecosystem. Natural resources: Renewable and nonrenewable. 02 Hrs b. Environmental issues: Concept of environmental technology, Impact of technology and growing population on environment, disasters management, acid rain and ozone depletion. Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS). 02 Hrs Unit II a. Pollution engineering: Types of pollution, Air pollution: sources, effects, technology to combat air pollution and air quality standards. Technology to combat soil pollution: bioremediation, organic farming. 02 Hrs b. Waste water engineering: Waste water characteristics, primary water treatment technologies, Secondary water treatment technologies: trickling filter, rotating biological contactor, activated sludge process, aeration pond and Tertiary waste water treatment technologies: nitrogen removal, phosphorous removal and disinfection. 02 Hrs c. Water Resources Management: water recharging, water conservation and management. Drinking water standards, water purification technologies: flash evaporation, electrodialysis and reverse osmosis, production of mineral water. 01 Hrs Unit III a. Solid waste engineering and management: Types: Hazardous and non-hazardous, characteristics, management of solid waste: collection, reception, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal. 02 Hrs b. Energy and environmental engineering: Conventional and non-conventional fuels, per capita and global consumption pattern, their environmental impacts, alternative energy sources, vehicular emission standards of fuel consumption, green buildings and rating systems. 03 Hrs Unit IV CIE Marks : 50 SEE Marks: 50 Exam Hrs. : 2

a. Green house effect, global warming and climate change: Green house gases (GHG), carbon foot prints, Kyoto protocol, carbon credits and emission trading, Scope, criteria and calculation for Clean Development Mechanism, Voluntary Carbon Standard and Joint Investments. Regulatory frame-work for carbon trading. 05 Hrs Unit V a. Environment, health and safety management:, Environmental impact assessment, Over view of environmental laws, environmental planning, environmental management tools:, KAIZENs lean manufacturing and ISO 14000 series, OHSAS 18000 series, SA 8000, sustainable development. 05 Hrs Outcome: After completion of course students will be able to: • Incorporate interdisciplinary approach to environment and technology issues and to integrate this approach with the perspectives of the learners.. • Facilitate the learners in the process of Designing and developing ecofriendly products using alternative substances with emphasis on reducing resource consumption and developing products that do not contribute to environmental degradation • Build pointers to Improving the quality of life by contributing towards sustainable development. • Improve professional competence by performing environmental impact assessment of activities, products and services and systematically managing them. Reference Books: 1. P. Meenakshi, Elements of environmental science and engineering, , Prentice Hall of India, Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi 2005. 2. Susan L Cutter, Environmental risks and hazards,. Prentice Hall India, New Delhi, 1999. 3. Shyam Divan and Armin Rosencranz. Environmental law and policy in India. Oxford India Paperbacks, II Edition, 2003. 4. N. Nandini, N. Sunitha and Sucharita Tandon, Environmental studies, Sapna Book House, Bangalore, 2007. Scheme of Continuous Internal Evaluation: CIE consists of Three Tests each for 45 marks (15marks for Quiz + 30marks for descriptive) out of which best of two will be considered. The test component will have a weightage of 40 marks in CIE. In addition there will be one seminar on new topics / model presentation etc. for 10 marks. Scheme of Semester End Examination: The question paper consists of Part A and Part B. Part A will be for 20 marks covering the complete syllabus and is compulsory. Part B will be for 30 marks and shall consist of five questions carrying 06 marks each. All five from Part B will have internal choice and one of the two have to be answered compulsorily.

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