Details of ES2202 (Spring 2020)

Level: 2 Type: Theory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
ES2202 Introduction to Environmental Science Gopala Krishna Darbha,
Sujata Ray

Human impacts on surface processes, atmospheric stability and its implications for stack emissions, Biochemical and Chemical Oxygen Demand, modeling the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment (Advection, Diffusion, Sorption, Biodegradation), Streeter-Phelps Equation for modelling dissolved oxygen in rivers, pollutants in lakes and stratification, pH calculation of rainwater, sources and reactivity of compounds in natural and polluted environment, the chemistry of natural waters - Oxidation-Reduction in aquatic chemistry, pollution and purification of water - toxic heavy metals, pesticides, plastics, other toxic organic compounds of environmental concern, waste management, soil and sediment pollution, radioactivity, nuclear energy.


1. Principles of environmental sciences by Cunnningham & Cunningham, Mc Graw Hill, year 2007
2. Environmental chemistry by John Wright, Taylor and Francis, year 2003
3. Environmental Chemistry by Stanley E. Manahan, Lewis publishers, year 2000

Course Credit Options

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