CE1021 Ecological Engineering Syllabus

CE1021 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING 3 0 0 100


OBJECTIVE
This subject deals with the scope and applications of ecological principles for wastewater treatment and reuse. The student is expected to be aware of the various effects of industrialisation on ecology and ecological based waste purification methods.

1. PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS 9
Scope and applications of Ecological Engineering – Development and
evolution of ecosystems – principles and concepts pertaining to species, populations and community

2. ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS 10
Energy flow and nutrient cycling – Food chain and food webs – biological magnification, diversity and stability, immature and mature systems. Primary productivity – Biochemical cycling of nitrogen, phosphorous, sulphur and carbon dioxide; Habitat ecology - Terrestrial, fresh water, estuarine and marine habitats.

3. ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING METHODS 10
Bio monitoring and its role in evaluation of aquatic ecosystem; Rehabilitation of ecosystems through ecological principles – step cropping, bio-wind screens, Wetlands, ponds, Root Zone Treatment for wastewater, Reuse of treated wastewater through ecological systems.

4. ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF INDUSTRIALISATION 8
Ecological effects of exploration, production, extraction, processing, manufacture & transport.

5. CASE STUDIES 8
Case studies of Integrated ecological engineering systems.

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOKS
1. Odum, E.P., “Fundamental of Ecology”, W.B.Sauders, 1990.
2. Kormondy, E.J., “Concepts of Ecology”, Prentice Hall, New Delhi, 1996

REFERENCES
1. Mitch, J.W. and Jorgensen, S.E., Ecological Engineering – An Introduction to Ecotechnology, John Wiley and Sons, 1996.
2. Colinvaux, P., Ecology, John Wiley and Sons, 1996.
3. Etnier, C & Guterstam, B., “Ecological Engineering for Wastewater Treatment”, 2nd Edition, Lewis Publications, London, 1996
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