Basic Environmental Engineering And Pollution Abatement

By Prof. P. Mondal   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 6487   |  Exam registration: 1786
The course deals with the fundamentals of environmental engineering and its application in pollution control. It is intended to impart the fundamental knowledge of environmental engineering along with the design aspect of some pollution control equipment. It will also help the young scientific professionals to keep their knowledge upgraded with the current thoughts and newer technology options along with their advances in the field of the environmental/industrial pollution abatement.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: B.E/B.Tech./ M.Sc students and industry professionals working in environmental pollution control area.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All red category industries may value this course.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jul 2023
End Date : 13 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 07 Aug 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 18 Aug 2023
Exam Date : 28 Oct 2023 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; Ecology, environment and biodiversity; Ecosystem services and its risk 1; Ecosystem services and its risk 2; Tutorial 1.
Week 2: Pollution types and sources ; Impact/consequences of pollutants; Transmission of pollutants in environment 1; Transmission of pollutants in environment 2; Tutorial 2.
Week 3: Ambient air quality and standards; Water quality and standards 1; Water quality and standards 2; Industrial pollution and standards; Tutorial 3.
Week 4: Sampling and Characterization of gas/air/emission; Sampling and Characterization of water/waste water; Characterization of solid wastes and soil; Environmental law and regulatory framework; Tutorial 4.
Week 5: Pollution prevention strategies and processes 1; Pollution prevention strategies and processes 2; Pollution prevention by using optimum water 1; Pollution prevention by using optimum water 2; Tutorial 5.
Week 6: Air pollution control 1; Air pollution control 2; Air pollution control 3; Air pollution control 4; Tutorial 6.
Week 7: Treatment of surface and ground water for drinking water generation; Treatment of domestic and industrial waste water: Schemes; Primary treatment  equipment; Secondary treatment  process; Tutorial 7.
Week 8: Secondary treatment equipment 1; Secondary treatment  equipment 2; Advances in secondary treatment process 1; Advances in secondary treatment process 2; Tutorial 8.
Week 9: Tertiary treatment 1; Tertiary treatment 2; Sludge management; Pollution control in industry; Tutorial 9.
Week 10: Industrial pollution control in GPI 1; Industrial pollution control in GPI 2; Industrial pollution control in GPI 3; Industrial pollution control in GPI 4; Tutorial 10.
Week 11: Industrial pollution control in GPI 5 Solid waste management schemes; Solid waste transformation 1(incineration); Solid waste transformation 2 (gasification); Tutorial 11.
Week 12: Solid waste transformation 3 (Pyrolysis); Solid waste transformation 4 (Anaerobic digestion); Hazardous waste management; Management of special category wastes ; Tutorial 12.

Books and references

  1. “Pollution Control Acts, Rules, Notification issued there under” CPCB, Ministry of Env. And Forest, G.O.I., 3rd Ed.(2006)
  2. Vallero D., “Fundamentals of Air Pollution”, 4th Ed. Academic Press.(2007)
  3. Eckenfelder W. W., “Industrial water pollution Control”, 2nd Ed., McGraw Hill.(1999)
  4. Kreith F. and Tchobanoglous G., “handbook of Solid waste Management”, 2nd Ed., McGraw Hill.(2002)
  5. Pichtel J., “Waste Management Practices: Municipal, Hazardous and Industrial”, CRC.(2005)
  6. Tchobanoglous G., Burton F. L. and Stensel H.D., “Waste Water Engineering: Treatment and Reuse”, 4th Ed., Tata McGraw Hill.(2003)

Instructor bio

Prof. P. Mondal

IIT Roorkee
Dr. Prasenjit Mondal, is presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. He joined the institute in 2009 as Assistant Professor. He has also worked as Process Engineer in industry for two years and as scientist in Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, India for three years before joining IIT Roorkee. His area of research is Energy and Environmental Engineering (Water /wastewater treatment through adsorption, electrocoagulation and biological processes including phytoremediation, microbial fuel cells, oil from algae, energy from coal, biomass and wastes, life cycle assessment). He has handled number of R&D projects sponsored by Industry, Govt. of India and International Agencies. Presently he is engaged with two international projects under Australia India Strategic Research Fund and Indo-France Water Network Scheme. He has published one book and more than 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is the recipient of NTSE scholarship, MHRD fellowship, Govt. of India and S.J. Jindal Trust’s scholarship, 3 year membership award of American Chemical Society. He is holding the position of Chairman Community Dairy, IIT Roorkee. He is a reviewer for several international journals including Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. He is a life member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and the treasurer of Biological Engineering Society, India.

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: 
28 October 2023 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 8 assignments out of the total 12 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 IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

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

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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