Details of ID4204 (Spring 2015)

Level: 8 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
ID4204 Environmental Pollution and Disaster Management Sujata Ray

Preamble
This course introduces students to the world in which every natural system has been impacted by humans. Here, students will exert their spirit of scientific enquiry to understand the causes, nature, behaviour and impact of anthropogenic pollution on our planet. The course is organized in four sections, including the atmosphere, water,energy and disaster management. Environmental problems in these systems will be solved by students using the concepts of materials and energy balance. An emphasis is placed on acquiring the skill of critically appraising the peer reviewed literature.

Syllabus
The Atmosphere: Past global change and response of Earths systems, Milankovitch cycles, Global Energy Balance, Magnitude and causes of greenhouse effect, Climate feedbacks, Climate Sensitivity, ozone depletion, Local Air Pollution, Air Pollution and metereology, Atmospheric Stability and the Adiabatic Lapse Rate, Mixing Depths, Gaussian Plume Model
Energy: Energy Resources, Alternatives, Management, Carbon Intensity of fossil fuels, predicting carbon emissions
Water: Microbial Ecology, Biochemical and Chemical Oxygen Demand, fate and transport of organic compounds in the environment, predicting pollutant concentrations in rivers, pollutants in lakes and stratification, solubility, pH, alkalinity
Disaster Management: Natural and man made Disasters, Disaster Risk Assessment, Case Studies

References
Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science, by Gilbert M Masters

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Not Allowed
2 IP 4 Elective
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 8 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective