Infrared spectroscopy for pollution monitoring

By Prof. J. R. Mudakavi   |   IISc Bangalore
Learners enrolled: 942
Nowadays, Infra Red Spectroscopy is the most preferred technique for synthesis and monitoring almost all organic compounds. The course consists of : Introduction to pollution control monitoring, Atomic structure, Introduction to Infra Red Spectroscopy,Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter, Instrumentation for Infra Red Spectroscopy, Applications ofInfra Red Spectroscopy for air pollution, organic compounds in the Industrial Effluents,Continuous Monitoring etc.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Environmental Scientists, Civil Engineers, Pollution Control Administrators.
PREREQUISITES  :   10+2 +3years of BE/BSC Basic knowledge of differential calculus and integration
INDUSTRY SUPPORT  :   Chemical industries, pollution control
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
Credit Points : 1
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 09 Oct 2020
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Exam Date : 18 Dec 2020 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to pollution control monitoring and Atomic structure. 
Week 2: Atomic structure and Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter 
Week 3: Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter and Instrumentation for Infra-red Spectroscopy. 
Week 4: Infrared Spectroscopy and Application of Infra-red Spectroscopy for chemical analysis and air pollution monitoring. 

Books and references

1.Instrumental analysis by Douglas A.Skoog, F. James Holler, and Stanley r. Crouch (2009) ISBN - 13: 978 - 81 - 315 - 0542 - 7 Cengage Learning India Private Limited New Delhi - 110092 
2. Instrumental Methods Of Analysis, 7th edition By Hobart H. Willard, Lynne L. Merritt, John A. Dean and Frank A. Settle, Jr. ISBN: 81- 239 - 0943 - 8 CBS Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi - 110002 
3. Applications of Adsorption spectroscopy of organic compounds by John R. Dyer (2010) ISBN: 978 - 81-203-0252-5 PHI Learning Private Limited, New Delhi, 110001

Instructor bio

Prof. J. R. Mudakavi

IISc Bangalore
Dr J R Mudakavi is a former faculty of Chemical engineering Dept, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. 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.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 18 December 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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 nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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