Atomic and Molecular Absorption Spectrometry for Pollution Monitoring


The course materials consists of   Introduction to Molecular Absorption Spectroscopy, Theoretical Principals of Absorptions Chromophotometric  Contributions, Instrumentation,  Optical benchmarking ,Practice of  Spectrophotometry, Derivative Spectroscopy, Applications of Absorption Spectrometry to Real Systems, Ambient Air Monitoring, Industrial Effluents, Metal Ions, Continuous Monitoring and Bio Chemical Analysis.


BE/ ME /MSc/M Tech /MS


Basic knowledge of differential calculous and integration


Chemical industries, Pollution Control


Dr J R Mudakavi is a former faculty of Chemical engineering Dept , Indian Institute of Science, Bengalore. He has taught “Modern Instrumental Methods of analysis and Pollution Control” for 36 years. He is an authority on analytical instrumentation. He is the author of 2 books on Air Pollution and Hazardous Waste management. He has published more than 100 papers in National and International Journals, conferences, Symposia etc. He is a member of several expert committees such as CSIR DST MOEF KSPCB etc. He is a popular science writer and lecturer and environmentalist.


Week  1 :  Introduction to Atomic Structure and Periodic table
Week 2  : Interaction of matter with electro magnetic radiation,  Types of Spectra
Week 3 : Theory of Spectrophotometry and Instrumentation
Week 4 : Quantitative analysis, photometric titrations, Turbidimetry  and Nephelometry
Week 5:  Fluorescence , phosphorescence , chemiluminescence
Week 6:  Complementary Techniques for spectrophotometric finish
Week 7: Determination of  B, F, Ca, Phenols, As, Hg, Mg, Fe, PO4, Nitrite
Week 8: Cd, Pb, Zn, Al, Cyanide, Sulphate,  Ammonia

  • The exam is optional for a fee. Exams will be on 26 March, 2017
  • Time: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
  • Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
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  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of best 6 out of 8 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score.Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the  logos of NPTEL and IISc Bangalore. It will be e-verifiable at