CE 2040 ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING -B.E. CIVIL ENGINEERING SEMESTER-VII-ELECTIVE – III SYLLABUS- ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI- AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS R - 2008

ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI-

AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS

R -  2008

-B.E. CIVIL ENGINEERING

SEMESTER-VII-

SYLLABUS

ELECTIVE – III


CE 2040                                            ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING                               L T P C

3  0 0 3

 

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.

 

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


 

 

TEXT BOOKS

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.

 

 

 
REFERENCES


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