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SSN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, KALAVAKKAM 603110

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


M.TECH ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Year / Semester : II / III
CX7053 ELECTROCHEMICAL ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
Periods / Week: 4/4

No. of Credits: 3

Course Objectives:
Students will be able

To learn the different types of pollutants and its monitoring methodologies.

To study the conventional types of pollution control technologies and also the
application of electrochemical principles in pollution control technologies.

To study the importance and different types of electrochemical applications in


water and wastewater treatment.

To study the different combinations of electrochemical treatment in


environmental applications.

To design the different types of electrochemical reactor types for pollution


abatement.

CX7053 ELECTROCHEMICAL ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY


UNIT I

Definition and classification of pollutants, method of pollutants analysis, pollution


monitoring, electrochemical monitoring, monitoring contaminated sites, seawater
monitoring, rainfall monitoring, role of sensors in environmental pollution.
UNIT II

Conventional methods for pollution control, incinerator, pyrolysis, air stripping,


microbial treatment, precipitation coagulation, adsorption, membrane process.
Advanced techniques of pollution treatment, treatment of polluted sites. Introduction
to electrochemical systems, current charge transport potential, electrode interface,
electrochemical kinetics. Water disinfections, general consideration, and chemical
disinfections by products, taste and odour removal and indicator organism.
UNIT III

Electrochemical treatment of waste water, direct electrolysis, indirect electrolysis,


mechanism of electro oxidation, anodic oxidation of organic and inorganic pollutants,
cathodic reduction, reversible, irreversible process, Fenton agents. Electrochemical
reduction of metal ions, membrane assisted process, electro dialysis and
electrochemical ion exchange process, electro chemical disinfections of water, UV
dose and disinfection kinetics, photo electro chemical disinfection of water.
UNIT IV

Electrochemical remediation of soil, photochemical treatment of organic pollutants,


photo electro chemical reduction, electro chemical treatment of mixed and hazardous
waste, electrochemical generation of hypochloric acid, photo electro chemical
treatment of waste water.
UNIT V

Materials for electrochemical treatment, electrodes used in different types of


industries, type of electro chemical reactor, batch cell, fluidized bed electro chemical
reactor, filter press cell, Swiss role cell, Plug flow cell, design equation,
electrochemical reactors for [pollutant treatment, figure of merits of different types of
electro chemical reactors.
TOTAL : 45 PERIODS
REFERENCES
1. Rajeshwar, k. and Ibanez, J.G., Environmental Electrochemistry, Academic Pre,
1997.
2. Pletcher, D., and Walsh, F., Industrial Electrochemistry, 2 nd Edn., Chapman and
Hall, 1990.
3. Scott, K., Electrochemical Process for Cleaner Technology, Academic Pres, 1990.

4. Kirkwood, R. C. And Longley, A.J., Clean Technology and Environment, Chapman


& Hall, 1995.
Course Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to
CO1: Understand the different types of pollutants in the environment and also
methods for monitoring the pollutants level in the environment.
CO2: Understand the different types of conventional treatment technologies
for the pollution abatement and gain the knowledge on the
electrochemical principles.
CO3: Understand the mechanism of electrochemical treatment technologies
and its application towards the removal of different kind of pollutants.
CO4: Understand the different types of electrochemical treatment technologies
for the pollution abatement.
CO5: Gain the knowledge on design of the different types of electrochemical
reactors for pollution abatement.

Lecture Plan
Unit I
Course Outcomes:
CO1: Understand the different types of pollutants in the environment and also
methods for monitoring the pollutants level in the environment.
Course Content:
Definition and classification of pollutants, method of pollutants analysis, pollution
monitoring, electrochemical monitoring, monitoring contaminated sites, seawater
monitoring, rainfall monitoring, role of sensors in environmental pollution.
Content delivery methods:
1. Lecture interspersed with discussion (chalk and board)
2. Presentation slides (PPT)
Assessment methods:
1. Internal Assessment test
2. Assignments
Course Content

CO
Statement

Knowledge
level

Delivery
method

No. of Hrs to
be handled

Definition and classification of


pollutants,
method
of
pollutants analysis, pollution
monitoring, electrochemical
monitoring,
monitoring
contaminated sites, seawater
monitoring,
rainfall
monitoring, role of sensors in
environmental pollution.

CO1

PPT, chalk
and board

Unit II
Course Outcomes:
CO2: Understand the different types of conventional treatment technologies
for the pollution abatement and gain the knowledge on the
electrochemical principles.
Course Content:
Conventional methods for pollution control, incinerator, pyrolysis, air stripping,
microbial treatment, precipitation coagulation, adsorption, membrane process.
Advanced techniques of pollution treatment, treatment of polluted sites. Introduction
to electrochemical systems, current charge transport potential, electrode interface,
electrochemical kinetics. Water disinfections, general consideration, and chemical
disinfections by products, taste and odour removal and indicator organism.
Content delivery methods:
1. Lecture interspersed with discussion (chalk and board)
2. Presentation slides (PPT)
Assessment methods:
1. Internal Assessment test
2. Assignments
CO
Statement
Conventional methods for pollution
CO2
control, incinerator, pyrolysis, air
stripping,
microbial
treatment,
precipitation
coagulation,
adsorption, membrane process.
Advanced techniques of pollution
treatment, treatment of polluted
sites. Introduction to electrochemical
systems, current charge transport
potential,
electrode
interface,
electrochemical kinetics. Water
disinfections, general consideration,
and chemical disinfections by
products, taste and odour removal
Course Content

Knowle
dge level
P

Delivery
method
PPT, chalk
and board

No. of Hrs to
be handled
9

and indicator organism.

Unit III
Course Outcomes:
CO3: Under the mechanism of electrochemical treatment technologies and its
application towards the removal of different kind of pollutants.
Course Content:
Electrochemical treatment of waste water, direct electrolysis, indirect electrolysis,
mechanism of electro oxidation, anodic oxidation of organic and inorganic pollutants,
cathodic reduction, reversible, irreversible process, Fenton agents. Electrochemical
reduction of metal ions, membrane assisted process, electro dialysis and
electrochemical ion exchange process, electro chemical disinfections of water, UV
dose and disinfection kinetics, photo electro chemical disinfection of water.
Content delivery methods:
1. Lecture interspersed with discussion (chalk and board)
2. Presentation slides (PPT)
Assessment methods:
1. Internal Assessment test
2. Assignment
Course Content

CO
Statement

Knowle
dge level

Delivery
method

No. of Hrs to
be handled

Electrochemical treatment of waste


water, direct electrolysis, indirect
electrolysis, mechanism of electro
oxidation, anodic oxidation of
organic and inorganic pollutants,
cathodic
reduction,
reversible,
irreversible process, Fenton agents.
Electrochemical reduction of metal
ions, membrane assisted process,
electro dialysis and electrochemical
ion exchange process, electro
chemical disinfections of water, UV
dose and disinfection kinetics, photo
electro chemical disinfection of
water.

CO3

PPT, chalk
and board

Unit IV
Course Outcomes:
CO4: Under the different types of electrochemical treatment technologies for
the pollution abatement.
Course Content:
Electrochemical remediation of soil, photochemical treatment of organic pollutants,
photo electro chemical reduction, electro chemical treatment of mixed and hazardous
waste, electrochemical generation of hypochloric acid, photo electro chemical
treatment of waste water.
Content delivery methods:
1. Lecture interspersed with discussion (chalk and board)
2. Presentation slides (PPT)
Assessment methods:
1. Internal Assessment test
2. Assignment

Course Content

CO
Statement

Knowle
dge level

Delivery
method

No. of Hrs to
be handled

Electrochemical remediation of soil,


photochemical treatment of organic
pollutants, photo electro chemical
reduction, electro chemical treatment
of mixed and hazardous waste,
electrochemical
generation
of
hypochloric acid, photo electro
chemical treatment of waste water.

CO4

PPT, chalk
and board

Unit V
Course Outcomes:
CO5: Gain the knowledge on design of the different types of electrochemical
reactors for pollution abatement.
Course Content:
Materials for electrochemical treatment, electrodes used in different types of
industries, type of electro chemical reactor, batch cell, fluidized bed electro chemical
reactor, filter press cell, Swiss role cell, Plug flow cell, design equation,
electrochemical reactors for [pollutant treatment, figure of merits of different types of
electro chemical reactors.
Content delivery methods:
1. Lecture interspersed with discussion (chalk and board)
2. Presentation slides (PPT)
Assessment methods:
1. Internal Assessment test
2. Assignments

Course Content

CO
Statement

Knowle
dge level

Delivery
method

No. of Hrs to
be handled

Materials
for
electrochemical
treatment, electrodes used in
different types of industries, type of
electro chemical reactor, batch cell,
fluidized bed electro chemical
reactor, filter press cell, Swiss role
cell, Plug flow cell, design equation,
electrochemical
reactors
for
[pollutant treatment, figure of merits
of different types of electro chemical
reactors.

CO5

PPT, chalk
and board

Relationship of Course Outcomes to Programme Outcomes


Course Outcomes / Program Outcomes
Program
Outcomes
a b c d e

Course Name: Energy Engineering


CO1: Understand the different types of pollutants in the
environment and also methods for monitoring the pollutants
level in the environment.
CO2: Understand the different types of conventional treatment
technologies for the pollution abatement and gain the
knowledge on the electrochemical principles.
CO3: Under the mechanism of electrochemical treatment
technologies and its application towards the removal of
different kind of pollutants.
CO4: Under the different types of electrochemical treatment
technologies for the pollution abatement.
CO5: Gain the knowledge on design of the different types of
electrochemical reactors for pollution abatement.

Index of Programme Outcomes:


(a) ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

(b) ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
(c) ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within
realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health
and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
(d) ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
(e) ability to identify, formulate, and solves engineering problems.
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
(g) ability to communicate effectively.
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in
a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for
engineering practice.

3: Strongly agree

2: Agree

1: Weakly agree

- : Do not agree