Pollutants and Water Supply

By Dr. Anuj Kumar Purwar   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 1549
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
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 16 weeks
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 01 Sep 2021
End Date :
Enrollment Ends : 30 Oct 2021
Exam Date :

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Course layout

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 Design
Week 16: Distribution Network-Analysis and Design

Books and references

  • Water Supply Engineering: Dr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kr. Jain and Arun K Jain
  • Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering: G. S. Birdie and J. S. Birdie
  • Environmental Engineering: Howard S. Peavy, Donald R. Rowe and George Tchobanoglous
  • Environment and Ecology: Anuj Kumar Purwar
  • Water and Wastewater Technology: Mark J. Hammer Sr. and Mark J. Hammer Jr.

Instructor bio

Dr. Anuj Kumar Purwar

Indira Gandhi National Open University
Area of Interest:  Environmental Engineering, Geo-informatics and Surveying

PhD (Waste Management), 2017----
Name of the University: Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
Discipline: Civil Engineering
Doctoral Research Topic: Studies on Environmental Economics of Solid Waste Management for South Delhi Municipal Corporation, India

MTech (Environmental Engineering), 2004------
Name of the university: Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
Discipline: Civil Engineering
Dissertation Topic: GIS Based Water Quality Mapping for Allahabad City, India

BE (Civil Engineering), 2001-----
Name of the university: Malaviya Regional Engineering College, Jaipur (Present Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur)
Discipline: Civil Engineering


BOOKS: 5 (Authored)
Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals: 03
Papers presented at International/ National Conferences: 01

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