NIT Raipur Syllabus 1st Year Environmental & Ecology

NIT- RAIPUR

SYLLABUS – Environment & Ecology

 

Name of Subject Environment & Ecology Subject Code 0020212(CH)

Semester 1st and 2nd Board of Studies Chemistry

Maximum Marks

 Lecture Periods/Week Tutorial Periods/Week Practical Periods/week Credi

 First Sem.:

 

Mechanical, Metallurgy, Civil, Mining, Computer Science

 

Second Sem.:

 

Electronics, Electrical, Bio-Technology/Bio-Medical, Chemical,

Information Technology

 

UNIT I -Fundamentals of Environment & Ecology

 

Environment definition, Environmental Segments, Concepts of Ecosystem: Fundamentals of Ecology and

Ecosystem, Components of ecosystem, Food chain, Food web, Trophic level, Energy flow. Introduction,

types, characteristic features, structure and function of the following ecosystem: Forest, Grassland, Desert

and Aquatic ecosystem. Effects of human activities on environment: Agriculture, Housing, Industry,

Mining and Transportation activities, Basics of Environmental Impact Assessment

& Sustainable

Development.

 

UNIT II – Natural Resources

 

Water Resources – Availability and Quality aspects. Mineral Resources, Soil, Material cycles- Carbon,

Nitrogen and Sulphur Cycles. Energy

Different types of energy, Conventional and Non-Conventional

sources

Hydro Electric, Fossil Fuel based, Nuclear, Solar, Biomass and Geothermal energy and Bio-gas.

Gas Hydrates, Hydrogen as an alternative future source of Energy.

 

UNIT III – Environmental Pollution & Current Environmental Issues of Importance

 

Definition causes effects and control measures of:

 

Air Pollution, Water pollution, Land pollution, Noise pollution.

Climate Change and Global warming: Effects, Acid Rain, Ozone Layer depletion, Photochemical Smog,

Solid waste management, Waste water treatment.

 

UNIT IV – Environment Quality Standards

 

Ambient air quality standards, Water quality parameters and standards; Turbidity, pH, Suspended solids,

hardness, residual chlorine, sulfates, phosphates, iron and manganese, DO, BOD, COD.

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

 

SYLLABUS – Environment & Ecology

 

Name of Subject Environment & Ecology Subject Code 0020212(CH)

Semester 1

st and 2nd Board of Studies Chemistry

Maximum Marks

70 Minimum Marks 25

 

Lecture Periods/Week Tutorial Periods/Week Practical Periods/week Credits

3 1 – 4

 

First Sem.:

 

Mechanical, Metallurgy, Civil, Mining, Computer Science

 

Second Sem.:

 

Electronics, Electrical, Bio-Technology/Bio-Medical, Chemical,

Information Technology

 

UNIT V – Instrumental Methods for monitoring Pollutants

 

Modern techniques used in analysis, Conductometric analyzer, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy,

Nephelometry

& Turbidimetry, Determination of disinfectants, Determination of pesticides, Microbial

methods of estimation.

 

Text Books

 

1

. Environmental Chemistry by B.K. Sharma & H. Kaur, Goel Publishing House.

2. Environmental Chemistry by A.

K De, New Age International Publishers.

 

Reference Books

 

1

. Instrumental method of Analysis by B.K. Sharma, Goel Publishing House.

2. A Test Book of Environmental Chemistry & Pollution Control by S. S. Dara, S. Chand and Co.

3. Environmental Chemistry by Samir K. Banerjee, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.

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