About the Course
- We humans have a long history of polluting our air, water, and soil. This contamination not only hurts nature, but is dangerous to people. Luckily, environmental engineers are on the job.
- Students in Environmental Engineering learn to design, develop, and evaluate structures, equipment, and systems that protect the environment from the effects of human activity and that improve public health and well-being.
- Overall objective of Environmental Engineering is to reduce the impact of human activities on the natural environment, and to create a more sustainable eco-system for future generations to live in.
- Presence of some of the best known pollution emitting industries and Government regulating bodies have made possible transfer of environmental technology in the country.
- The Six main sectors in this field are:-
- Environmental problems are essentially multi-facets problems and often involve transport of some substance.
- Transport of contaminants and other substances may occur in the atmosphere, water bodies such as rivers, lakes and oceans. Sources of pollutants may be industrial and urban waste, agricultural pollution or saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers.
This includes design or analysis of water treatment plants which are categorized as:
- Sanitary Waste Treatment
- Industrial Waste Treatment
- Drinking Water Treatment
- It covers treatment of chemical, biological, and/or thermal waste, the purification of water and air.
- This is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater and household sewage, both runoff (effluents) and domestic.
- It involves physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove water contaminants. Its objective is to produce a waste stream (or treated effluent) and a solid waste or sludge suitable for discharge or reuse back into the environment. The Treatment removes unwanted constituents without affecting or altering the water molecules themselves, so that wastewater containing contaminants can be converted to safe drinking water.
- Most treatment plants have primary treatment (physical removal of floatable and settle able solids) and secondary treatment (the biological removal of dissolved solids).
- This involves protecting environment from air pollution. Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate or biological materials that causes harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damages the natural environment .
- The atmosphere is a complex, dynamic natural gaseous system that is essential to support life on Earth. Stratospheric ozone depletion due to air pollution has long been recognized as a threat to human health as well as to the Earth’s ecosystems.
Solid Waste Treatment
This involves technologies and consultancy services in Solid Water Treatment and management. The solid waste from Industrial kitchens, butchery house, segregated bio-degradable waste of Housing colonies can be treated to get valuable bi-products such as Bio methane gas for heating and rich fertilizer. The large quantity of Biogas can be converted in to Electricity for lighting.
Hazardous Waste Management
- The Hazardous Substances Management Division (HSMD) is a division within the Ministry , for management of chemical emergencies and hazardous substances.
- The main objective of the Division is to promote safe management and use of hazardous substances including hazardous chemicals and wastes, in order to avoid damage to health and environment.
XII with : 1. Phy + Maths + (Chem. / Comp. Sc./Bio) with Min. 50% OR 50% with qualified rank in UPSEE-18. FOR B. Tech. Bio Tech- (Phy. + Math + Chem.) / Comp. OR PCB with Min.50% OR 50% with Qualified UPSEE-18 Rank.
Direct Admission : 1. Rank in UPSEE-18 Phy + Maths + (Chem. / Comp. Sc./Bio) with Min. 50% OR 50% with qualified rank in & 2. Diploma in Engg. With at least 60% or B. Sc (with Maths) with at least 60%.
Typical career path scenarios for Environmental Engineering are:
The Environmental Specialist (I) role provides career tracks for environmental specialists or environmental inspectors who are responsible for conducting projects or components of programs related to environmental management public health and safety and/or consumer protection. Responsibilities range from entry-level specialist to supervising specialized inspection activities to include planning and development for the assigned program or territory.
Class title of Environmental Specialist (I) are –
The Environmental Specialist II role provides career tracks for environmental specialists who serve as program experts in the conduct of environmental management and public health and safety and/or consumer protection activities or have supervisory and/or program coordination responsibilities.
Class title of Environmental Specialist II are
The Environmental Manager (I) role provides career tracks for managers of an environmental program(s) and staff within a geographic or other designated area. The assigned programs have impact on the environment and/or public safety and health. Responsibilities include planning, administering, and generating policies, specifications and standards to promote program goals and objectives.
Class title of Environmental Manager I are –
The Environmental Manager (II) role provides career tracks for mid-level managers, district managers or statewide program directors responsible for managing environmental program areas and staff. Employees manage a major agency program directly tied to the mission of the agency or multiple programs. Oversight of operational activities include: inspections, compliance, enforcement, conservation, analysis, licensing and certification, and public education, technical services or control activities having an impact on public health and the environment.
Class title of Environmental Manager (II) are
Class title of Environmental Manager III are –
- Regional Director of Environmental Quality.
- Environmental Director Operations.
- Environmental Quality Program Direct B.Tech-Environment- Course Labs.
For the environment stream of B. Tech following lab facilities is available for the following :