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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Air Pollution and Control

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


The objective of the course is to impart the knowledge and understanding of causes and effects of air pollution and their controlling mechanisms. The course will provide a deeper understanding of air pollutants, pollution inventory and modelling. The course also imparts knowledge on the impacts of air pollution on different aspects such as policy, human health and various contemporary technological innovation for betterment of air quality.INTENDED AUDIENCE:UG and PG (including Pre-PhD)PREREQUISITES:NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT:Industries dealing with emissions and air pollution control may value this course.


Week 1 :Air Pollution: Introduction and Impacts of air pollution on human health, vegetation, animals, building materials, structures, and atmosphere, soil and water bodies.Week 2 :Sources, classification and formation/transformation of air pollutants: Meteorology and Atmospheric Stability.Week 3 : Lapse Rate, Plume Behaviour, and Air Quality Monitoring, Air Quality Index (AQI)Week 4 :Air Quality Modelling, Gaussian dispersion models: point, line and area source modelsWeek 5 : Emissions Inventory: Transport, Industrial, Agricultural, Residential and Commercial sectorsWeek 6 :Application of Remote sensing/Satellite based data in emission inventory, Source apportionment using receptor modelling.Week 7 : Indoor air pollution: sources, types and health impacts. Sampling, assessment and evaluation of Indoor air quality.Week 8 :Global and regional environmental issues of air pollution: Ozone depletion, Climate change, Global warming, Acid rain.Week 9 : Air pollution control devices, equipment and their design.Week 10 : Air pollution emission standards, National and international policies, acts, rules and regulations.Week 11 : Emerging technologies and strategies to mitigate air pollution, Current challenges and way forward.Week 12 :Lab-based measurements of air pollutants.

Taught by

Prof. Bhola Ram Gurjar



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