Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology
IIT Kharagpur, , Prof. Anjali Pal
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Updated On 02 Feb, 19
The objective of the course is to provide students with basic concepts from environmental chemistry and microbiology for understanding and solving environmental problems.
Major topics that will be covered in environmental chemistry are: review of basic concepts in chemistry, concept of chemical equilibria, equilibrium constants and activity, reaction kinetics, acid and basis, polyprotic acids and bases, acidity, alkalinity, carbonate system, pH-Ct, buffers, and solubility reactions, nuclear chemistry, nitrogen chemistry and chlorination.
Major topics that will be covered in environmental microbiology are: Introduction, the bacteria, the fungi, the algae, protozoa and other higher forms, viruses, pathogens and disease, microbial growth and enumeration, control of microorganisms, microbial diversity and metabolic pathways for remediating contaminated water, solid and hazardous waste, and soil.
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1-Understand major differences between various groups of microbes, i.e. bacteria, algae, protozoa, and fungi and their metabolic pathways.
2-Understand and apply methods and principles of growth and control of microbes and their impact on human health, i.e., relation between pathogens and diseases in humans.
3-Apply knowledge of microbial diversity and metabolic pathways for remediating contaminated water, solid and hazardous waste, and soil.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.