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Pollutants and Water Supply

IGNOU via Swayam


Pollution is one of the major problems that affect biodiversity, ecosystems and human health worldwide by contaminating water, air and soil. Among all types of pollution, water pollution is a major global concern and problem that kills people in significant number each year. The aim of this course is to discuss different type of pollutants and design & operation principles of different water treatment systems. This course covers other topics like water collection systems, water quality analysis and principles of water supply systems also in detail.Course Credit: 4


Week 1: Pollutants and their Effects Week 2: Air Pollution Week 3: Land Pollution Week 4: Water Pollution Week 5: Water Quality-Criteria & Analysis Week 6: Water Requirements Week 7: Sources and Collection of Water Week 8: Overview of Purification and Pre-Treatment Week 9: Theory and Design of Sedimentation Week 10: Theory and Design of Filtration Week 11: Theory and Design of Disinfection Week 12: Water Softening and Specific Treatments Week 13: Storage and Distribution Reservoirs Week 14: Pumps and Pumping Requirements, Valves and Appurtenances Week 15: Hydraulic Considerations and DesignWeek 16: Distribution Network-Analysis and Design

Taught by

Dr. Anuj Kumar Purwar


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