EN8301-ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY Syllabus 2017 Regulation


EN8301-ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY Syllabus 2017 Regulation

EN8301-ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY Syllabus 2017 Regulation

EN8301                                    ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY                        L T P C                                                                                                                            3 0 0 3


  • The objectives of the course are to study the basics of environmental chemistry, chemical reactions involved in water and electro kinetic properties.

UNIT I INTRODUCTION                                                   9

Fate of Chemicals in environment, Stoichiometry and mass balance-Chemical equilibria, acid base, solubility product(Ksp) order of reactions Chemical kinetics, Principles of green chemistry.

UNIT II AQUATIC CHEMISTRY                                        9

Water quality parameters- environmental significance and determination; chemicals in water and wastewater, volatilization, hydrolysis, photochemical transformation– Degradation of chemicals-Metals, complex formation, oxidation and reduction , pE – pH diagrams, redox zones – sorption- Colloids, electrical properties, double layer theory, environmental significance of colloids, coagulation .

UNIT III ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY                             9

Atmospheric structure –-chemical and photochemical reactions – photochemical smog. Ozone layer depletion – greenhouse gases and global warming, – Acid rain- origin and composition of particulates. Air quality parameters-effects and chemistry in air pollutants analysis.

UNIT IV SOIL CHEMISTRY                                              9

Nature and composition of soil-Clays- cation exchange capacity-acid base and ionexchange reactions in soil – Agricultural chemicals in soil-Reclamation of contaminated land; salt by leaching- Heavy metals by electrokinetic remediation.

UNIT V ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS                        9

Heavy metals-Chemical speciation –Speciation of Hg &As- Organic chemicals- Pesticides, Dioxins, PCBs ,PAHs and endocrine disruptors and their Toxicity- Nano materials, CNT, titania, composites ,environmental applications

                                                                                                       TOTAL:45 PERIODS


The students completing the course will have

  • an insight in to the chemical reactions in water, air and soil environment.
  • the ability to apply chemistry principles in analysing pollution of water, air and soil environment.
  • an understanding on the fate of chemicals on the environment and suggest relevant interventions.


1. Stanley E.Manohar, Environmental Chemistry, Williard Grant, 1975.
2. John H.Seinfield and Spyros H. Phandis “Atmphpheric chemistry and Physics – From Air
Pollution to climate change “ Third Edition , Wiley, New Jersey ,2016.
3. Donald L.Sparks “Environmental Soil Chemsitry “Academic Press,Newyork ,1995.


1. Sawyer, C.N. and McCarty, P.L., and Parkin, G.F. “Chemistry for Environmental Engineers”,3rd Edition. Tata McGrawHill, NewDelhi,2013
2. Glasstone and Ceuris.D,”Elements of Physical Chemistry”,1997.
3. AlbaigoJ., “Analytical Techniques in EnviromentalChemistry”, Pergamon Press, NewYork, 1980.


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