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Water and Waste Water Engineering  ( Web Course)

IIT Kanpur

Faculty Coordinators


Prof. Purnendu Bose

Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur - 208016
Email :
Telephone : (91-512) 259 7797 (Office)
                  (91-512) 259 7792 (Residence)

                  (91-512) 259 7395 (Fax)


Detailed Syllabus


Water and Wastewater Quantity Estimation (2 Lectures)
Population forecast; Water demand for various purposes; Estimation of wastewater
quantity; Variation in quantity of water and wastewater

Water Supply/Distribution Systems (2 Lectures)

Wastewater Collection Systems (2 Lectures)

Water/Wastewater Quality Enhancement (1 Lecture)
Philosophy of treatment; Unit operations and processes; Physical, chemical and
biological methods

Domestic Wastewater Treatment (1 Lecture)
Wastewater characteristics; Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment;

Physical Unit Processes (3 Lectures)
Screening; Commutation; Grit Removal; Equilization; Sedimentation;

Introduction to Microbiology (2 Lectures)
Microbial ecology and Growth kinetics; Types of microorganisms; aerobic vs. anaerobic processes

Biological Unit Processes (10 Lectures)
Aerobic treatment; Suspended growth aerobic treatment processes; Activated sludge process and its modifications; Attached growth aerobic processes; Tricking filters and Rotating biological contactors; Anaerobic treatment; suspended growth, attached growth, fluidized bed and sludge blanket systems; nitrification, denitrification; Phosphorus removal

Sludge Treatment (2 Lectures)
Thickening; Digestion; Dewatering; Sludge drying; Composting

Wastewater Treatment Plant Characteristics (2 Lectures)
Sequencing of unit operations and processes; Plant layout; Hydraulic considerations.

Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems (2 Lectures)
Ponds and Lagoons; Wetlands and Root-zone systems.

Surface and Ground Water Treatment for Potable Water Supply (1 Lecture)
Water Characteristics; Sequencing of unit operations and processes;

Chemical Unit Processes (9 Lectures)
Coagulation-Flocculation; Filtration; Disinfections; Aeration and Gas transfer; Precipitation; Softening; Adsorption and Ion exchange; Membrane processes

Water Treatment Plant Characteristics (1 Lecture)
Plant layout; Hydraulic considerations

Rural Water Supply (1 Lecture)

Low Cost Sanitation (1 Lecture)
Septic tanks, Soak-pits.


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