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Geoenvironmental Engineering (Environmental Geotechnology); Landfills, Slurry Ponds & Contaminated Sites

The courses discusses the following in detail:
• Concepts and principles of Geoenvironmental Engineering.
• Geotechnical aspects of planning and design of MSW and Hazardous waste Landfills
• Geotechnical aspects of planning and design of slurry ponds - ash ponds and tailing ponds.
• Geotechnical aspects of detection & monitoring of subsurface contamination and control & remediation of contaminated sites.
• Rehabilitation of waste dumps and geotechnical re-use of waste.

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Final Exam (in-person, invigilated, currently conducted in India) is mandatory for Certification and has INR Rs. 1100 as exam fee

UG and PG students of Civil Engineering,Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering.

2nd year BE level course on Soil Mechanics or Environmental Science and Engineering.

Geotechnical Consultants, Environmental Consultants, Solid Waste Management Consultants, Pollution Control Boards and Regulatory Authorities, Central & State Ministries of Environment, Central & State Ministries of Urban Development, Municipal Corporations and Urban Local Bodies, Manufacturing Industries & Industrial Development Corporations, Waste Management Industries, Operators and NGOs, Ground Water & Mining Authorities and Industries


Prof. Manoj Datta is currently Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Delhi. His areas of research include soil mechanics, geotechnical and foundation engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, landfill engineering, ground engineering, stability of slopes,earth dams and offshore soil mechanics.

Week 1   Introduction, Sources & Impact of Contamination and Soil-Waste Interaction
Week 2   Concepts of Integrated SWM & Geoenvironmental Engineering
Week 3   Principles and Planning of Landfills
Week 4   Liners for Landfills
Week 5   Landfill Covers, Generation and Control of Leachate and Gas from Landfills
Week 6   Stability of Slopes and Settlement of Landfills
Week 7   Solved examples, Monitoring and Detection of Subsurface Contamination
Week 8   Costs, Construction Aspects and Site Selection of Landfills
Week 9   Control, Rehabilitation of Old Dumps and Contaminated Sites
Week 10 Slurry Deposited Waste and their Geotechnical Properties
Week 11 Planning & Design, Incremental Raisings and Failures of Slurry Ponds
Week 12 Environmental Control Measures at Slurry Ponds, Geotechnical Reuse of Waste, End Review

1. Daniel, D.E., Geotechnical practice for waste disposal, Chapman and Hall, 1993 
2. Datta, M., Waste disposal in Engineered landfills, Narosa Publishers, 1998.
3. Qian, X., Koerner, R., and Gray, D.H.,Geotechnical aspects of landfill design and construction, Prentice Hall, 2002.
4. Vick, S.G., Planning, analysis and design of tailings dams, John Wiley & Sons, 1990
5. Gulhati, S.K. and Datta M., Geotechnical Engineering, McGraw Hill,2005.
6. Sharma, H.D., and Reddy, K.R., Geoenvironmental Engineering: Site Remediation, Waste Containment and Emerging Waste Management Technologies, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, New Jersey, 2004 (ISBN:0-471-21599-6)

  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exams : October 28 (Sunday)
  • Time of Exams : Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Exam for this course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • 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 8 out of 12 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 IIT Madras.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.