BE 103 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering

Title of Subject BE 103 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
Name of Staff Mr. Jinesh K J
University KTU
Syllabus 2016
Branch & Sem S1 Common to all

 

Prerequisite: Nil

Course Objectives:

The purpose of this course is:-

  1. To have an increased awareness among students on issues in areas of sustainability
  2. To have an insight into global environmental issues
  3. To establish a clear understanding of the role and impact of various aspects of engineering and engineering decisions on environmental, societal, and economic problems.

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

Expected outcome:

The student will be

  • Able to appreciate and explain the different types of environmental pollution problems and their sustainable solutions
  • Able to apply the concepts of sustainability in their respective area of specialization

References:

  1. Mackenthun, K.M., Basic Concepts in Environmental Management, Lewis Publication, London,
  2. Introduction to Environmental Engineering: special indian edition,Mackenzie Davis, David Cornwell, Amazon.com
  3. Anil Markandya,  Climate  Change  and  Sustainable  Development:  Prospects  for  Developing Countries, Routledge
  4. EIA Guidelines, Notification of Govt of India, Environment Impact Assessment, 2006
  5. Text book for Environmental studies, Erach Bharucha, UGC, NewDelhi, ebook, collegesat.du.ac.in/UG/Environmental%20Studies_ebook.pdf
  6. Garg HP, J Prakash, Solar Energy: Fundamentals and Applications, Tata McGraw Hill
  7. Renewable Sources of Energy and Conversion Systems: N.K.Bansal and M.K.Kleeman.
  8. ECBC Code  2007,  Bureau  of  Energy Efficiency,  New  Delhi  Bureau  of  Energy Efficiency Publications-Rating System, TERI PUBLICATIONS – GRIHA Rating System, LEEDS Publications
  9. Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications, Ni bin Chang, Amazon.com
  10. John W Twidell and Anthony D Weir, Renewable Energy Resources, English Language Book Society (ELBS) 1996.
  11. D P  Kothari,  K  C  Singal,  Rakesh  Ranjan,  Renewable  Energy  Sources  and  Emerging Technologies, Prentice Hall of India
  12. S.S Purohit , Green Technology-An approach for sustainable environment, Agrobios publication
  13. Mihelcic, J. R. and Zimmerman, J. B., Environmental Engineering, Wiley Publishers.
  14. Brennen, D. Sustainable Process Engineering, Pan Stanford Publishers.