INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING 1 YEAR SYLLABUS 2016 FOR KTU B-TECH S1 S2 STUDENTS

Here is the Modified 2016 KTU Syllabus for B-TECH KTU STUDENTS. 

KTU First year B.tech Syllabus for INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING.



INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING 1 YEAR SYLLABUS 2016 FOR KTU B-TECH S1 S2 STUDENTS

INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING


Syllabus 

Sustainability- need and  concept, understanding sustainability and threats, environment acts and legislations for protection of resources.

Different types of tools for assessing sustainability in engineering,  Environmental Impact  Assessment  studies; Energy,  Conventional  and renewable sources.

Green buildings, green materials; Natural resources and their pollution, preservation of resources, treatment of pollutants, Different types of waste, waste to energy concept, Global effects of pollution.


Text Books:-


  • Mackenthun, K.M., Basic Concepts in Environmental Management, Lewis Publication, London


  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering: special indian edition,Mackenzie Davis, David Cornwell


  • Anil  Markandya,  Climate  Change  and  Sustainable  Development:  Prospects  for  Developing Countries, Routledge


  • EIA Guidelines, Notification of Govt of India, Environment Impact Assessment, 2006


Module 1 Contents


Sustainability-    Introduction,    Need    for    sustainability,   Concept    of sustainability, social, environmental and economic sustainability concepts.

Sustainable development, Engineering for sustainable development, Threats for sustainability, Low Impact development techniques. 

Environmental ethics, Environmental education, multilateral environmental agreements  and  Protocols –Environmental legislations in India- Water act, Air act

Examples for project work:-

1. Identifying/assessment of sustainability in your neighbourhood in education, housing, water resources, energy resources, food supplies, land use, environmental protection etc.

2. Identify the threats for sustainability in any selected area and explore solutions for the same.

3. Suggest some LID activities that can be adopted.


Module 2 Contents


Tools for sustainability, Life cycle assessment, procedure for LCA, casestudies:ISO 14000, bio mimicking, responsibility of industries, industrial ecology,industrial symbiosis.

Cleaner production, clean development mechanism. Environment    Impact    Assessment,    Procedures    of   EIA in   India, Environmental auditing, Case studies in environmental sustainability Examples for project work.

1. Conducting LCA of products (eg. Aluminium cans, PVC bottles, cars etc. or activities (Comparison of land filling and open burning)

2. Conducting an EIA study of a small project (eg. Construction of a building)


Module 3 Contents


Basic concepts of sustainable habitat, Green buildings, green materials for building  construction,  material  selection  for sustainable  design,  green building certification.

Methods for increasing energy efficiency of buildings, Sustainable cities,
Sustainable transportation, Case studies in sustainable engineering.

Examples for project work:-

1. Consider the design of a sustainable building for your campus.

2. Explore the different methods that can be adopted for maintaining a sustainable transport system in your city.

Module 4 Contents


Air pollution- sources of air pollution, vehicular and industrial, types of air pollutants, Effects of air pollutants.

Global environmental issues, Resource degradation, Desertification, wetland reclamation, Climate change, Ozone layer depletion, Carbon credits and carbon trading, carbon foot print.

Examples for project work:-

1. Collect details for instances of climate change in your locality.

2. Find out the carbon credits you can gain by using a sustainable transport system (travelling in a cycle or car pooling from college to home).

Module 5 Contents 


Energy sources: Basic concepts-Conventional and non-conventional, solar energy, solar thermal systems, solar photo voltaic systems, Fuel cell. 

Wind energy, Small hydro plants, Biomass: types of biogas plants, bio fuels,Energy derived from oceans, tides and waves, Geothermal energy. 

Energy conservation, Integration of alternate energy sources.

Examples for project work:-

Design a photovoltaic system for a house.Find out the energy savings that can be achieved by the installation of a solar water heater.

Conduct a feasibility study for the installation of wind mills in Kerala.
  
Module 6 Contents 


Water pollutants- sources, persistent pollutants, Rain water harvesting, water quality standards, sustainable wastewater treatment methods, Energy from wastewater. 

Solid waste - sources, effects of solid waste pollutants, leachate, Hazardous wastes, e wastes, plastic wastes, Radioactive wastes, Zero waste concept, 3R concept, waste to energy concept.

Examples for project work:-

Design of biogas digesters for a small community 
Advantages of installing rain water harvesting systems in campus.

Assessing the pollution status of a small area
Programmes for enhancing public environmental awareness.


Observe a pond nearby and think about the different measures that can be adopted for its conservation



INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING 1 YEAR SYLLABUS 2016 FOR KTU B-TECH S1 S2 STUDENTS

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