Electrochemical Technology in Pollution Control

By Prof. J. R. Mudakavi   |   IISc Bangalore
Learners enrolled: 713
Electroanalytical techniques have assumed great importance in pollution monitoring of chemical species in the last 20 years. Electrochemical sensors including ion selective electrodes are employed to detect the pollution levels in all public spaces. They also find extensive applications in medical diagnosis, industrial process monitoring, communication industry etc. Fuel cells and battery technology are the energy sources of the future. Industrial wastes generated from electrochemical processes are one of the most hazardous wastes which need to be effectively managed. The course aims to introduce the fundamental principles of electrochemistry for routine and non-routine analysis, electrochemical processes used in the industry, battery and fuel cell technologies and recent advances in hazardous electrochemical waste management including concepts of zero liquid discharge.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Environmental Scientists, Civil Engineers, Pollution Control Administrators, B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD students
PREREQUISITES : 10 +2 + 3 years of BE / BSCBasic knowledge of differential calculus and integration
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Chemical industries, Pollution Control
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Energy and Environment
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 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: Atomic and Molecular structure
Week 2: Properties of solutions
Week 3: Electrochemical methods-1
Week 4: Electrochemical methods-2
Week 5: Electrochemical methods-3
Week 6: Ion selective electrodes and Electrochemical sensors
Week 7: Process waste handling and Electroplating
Week 8: Batteries and fuel cells and ZLD

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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: 27 March 2022 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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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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