Course Name: Environmental Engineering- Chemical Processes

Course abstract

Chemical, biological and physical processes are at the root of Environmental Engineering. A critical understanding of each process is required for an Environmental Engineer to be able to critically analyze a relevant problem. The current course on chemical processes, will enable a student of this course to:  Apply equilibrium equations and material balance equations to calculate conditions in environmental systems at equilibrium using the concept of components.  Use chemical equilibrium programs such as VMINTEQ to calculate conditions in environmental systems at equilibrium.  Apply kinetic equations, stoichiometric relationships and material balances to calculate conditions in environmental systems in which reactions occur that are not at equilibrium.  Apply fundamental aspects of thermodynamics to describe equilibrium conditions in environmental systems.  Define equilibrium and kinetic limitations as relating to environmental systems and be able to discuss the relative importance of each for chemical processes in environmental systems.  Demonstrate knowledge of important terminology for chemical processes occurring in environmental systems.

Course Instructor

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Dr. Bhanu Prakash Vellanki

Dr. Bhanu Prakash Vellanki, is an Assistant Professor at IIT Roorkee. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University. During the course of his doctoral work, Dr. Vellanki developed a new class of treatment processes, called the Advanced Reduction Processes. His research interests include Advanced Redox Processes, industrial/hazardous waste treatment, and emerging contaminants.
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Teaching Assistant(s)

Monika Dubey

M.Tech (Environmental Engineering)





Nilesh Tomar , civil engineering


 Course Duration : Jul-Oct 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 30-Jul-2018