NIT Hamirpur Syllabus Ihazardous Waste Management




Introduction: Motivation &Scope ? historical perspective, sources and characteristics of waste.

Regulations: Hazardous Materials Management Principles, Toxicology and environmental fate of

hazardous materials, Legal and regulatory framework

Equilibrium Partitioning: Thermodynamic principles, air?water equilibrium, water?  organic

equilibrium, organic?air equilibrium, water?soil equilibrium, interfacial tension, contact angle, density


Mass Transfer Processes: Molecular diffusion, inter?phase mass transfer, Transport and Fate in

Ground Waters, advection, and dispersion, Sorption, Biotic and Abiotic Reactions, nucleophilic

substitution, redox reactions, Kinetic rate laws. Transport and Fate in Surface Waters, advection,

dispersion, interphase mass transfer and partitioning, reaction. Transport and Fate in Atmosphere:

Advection, dispersion, interphase mass transfer and partitioning,  

Risk Analysis with in facility: Exposure Assessment, Worker Health and Safety, Personal

Protection and Safety, Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials, Emergency Management,

On?site Waste Management

Risk Analysis in the Cummunity: Facility siting, Land use, and Avoiding disowned contamination,

Pollution prevention, Hazardous waste recycling, Treatment and Disposal, Air Quality, Water Quality,

Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Community?wide Emergency Management.

Remediation Technologies: Cleanup technologies for soil, groundwater, and surface water

Reference Texts:

1. Brezonik, Chemical Kinetics & Process Dynamics in Aquatic Systems,1994.

2. Fetter, Charles W. Jr., Contaminant Hydrogeology, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1993.

3. LaGrega, Michael, Hazardous Waste Management, McGraw?Hill Co., 1994.

4. Solid Waste Management, Engineering Principles and Management Issues, McGraw?Hill, Inc., 1993.

5. Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, CRC Press, any of the past fifteen years

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