ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI-
R - 2008
-B.E. CIVIL ENGINEERING
ELECTIVE – III
CE 2040 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING L T P C
3 0 0 3
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.
UNIT I PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS 9
Scope and applications of Ecological Engineering – Development and evolution of ecosystems
– principles and concepts pertaining to species, populations and community
UNIT II 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.
UNIT III ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING METHODS 9
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.
UNIT IV ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF INDUSTRIALISATION 9
Ecological effects of exploration, production, extraction, processing, manufacture & transport.
UNIT V CASE STUDIES 8
Case studies of integrated ecological engineering systems
1. Odum, E.P., "Fundamental of Ecology", W.B.Sauders, 1990.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
2. Kormondy, E.J., "Concepts of Ecology", Prentice Hall, New Delhi, 1996
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.
Mitch, J.W. and Jorgensen, S.E., Ecological Engineering – An
Ecotechnology, John Wiley and Sons, 1996.
Colinvaux, P., Ecology, John Wiley and Sons, 1996.