Course Synopsis

The study of environmental chemistry is fundamental to an understanding of the natural and anthropogenic processes occurring on our planet. The course aimed to familiarize the students with qualitative and quantitative aspects of chemical and biological principles of environmental engineering and their application to pollution control. The syllabus focuses on the fundamentals of chemistry, water chemistry, atmospheric chemistry and soil chemistry.

Course Outcomes

CO1: Ability to explain basic concepts of fundamental chemistry.

CO2: Ability to define and discuss the chemical principles of water and wastewater pollution or treatment.

CO3: Ability to describe and calculate soil chemistry and chemical reactions involved.

CO4: Ability to discuss the chemistry, photochemistry and cyclic processes in atmospheres.


  1. Sawyer C.N., Mc Carty P.L. and Perkin G.F. (2003) Chemistry for Environmental Engineering and Science, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill.
  2. Manahan, Stanley E. (2005) Environmental Chemistry, 8th Ed., Boca Raton, Fla. ; London: CRC Press.
  3. Andrews, J. E. (2004) An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry, 2nd Ed., Malden, MA, Blackwell Science.