Academics

Institute of Environmental Engineering and Research

introduction

 

Institute of Environmental Engineering & Research
 
INTRODUCTION
The Institute was established as Institute of Public Health Engineering and Research in the year 1972 as a consequence of the ever increasing awareness of the importance of environmental/public health engineering. However, a beginning in public health engineering studies was made earlier in 1961 when a post-graduate diploma course in the discipline was initiated in 1961, and was up-graded to the Master’s level in 1962. The Institute has been renamed as Institute of Environmental Engineering and Research in 1996.
 
 
COURSES OF STUDY

The following courses of study are offered at different levels:

  • Bachelors Degree in Environmental Engineering.
  • Master’s Degree Course in Environmental Engineering*
  • Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering**

* The Masters Degree course is offered both for full time and part time students.
** This degree is earned by course work and research on topics relating to Environmental Engineering.

 
 
LABORATORIES & OTHER FACILITIES

The Institute has laboratory facilities in the following areas:

  1. Water Quality Testing
  2. Unit Processes
  3. Water Pollution Control
  4. Air Pollution Monitoring
  5. Sanitary Microbiology
  6. Heavy Metal Analysis
  7. Pesticides, insecticides and other organic compounds analysis
 
RESEARCH EXTENSION

In addition to the teaching programs, the Institute is engaged in the multifaceted activities for advancement of environmental engineering in the country. Some of the research areas are as follows.

  1. Wastewater and Drinking water modeling
  2. Solid waste management
  3. Air Pollution Control
  4. Heavy and toxic metal analysis
  5. Toxic organic compounds analysis
 
RESEARCH & INVESTIGATION
Research and investigations in the area of Environmental and Public Health Engineering are conducted by M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and faculty members. Some of the research projects and studies have been sponsored by international agencies, public sector agencies and industries. These projects have played a vital role in the finding of practical solutions leading to the development of design criteria and guidelines particularly in the area of water quality management. Currently these design guidelines are being effectively utilized by the public works departments in the implementation of environmental engineering systems.
 
TRAINING PROGRAM & REFRESHER COURSES

The Institute offers numerous training programs, and refresher courses for the in service personnel, and field engineers from various organizations, It also organizes national and international seminars, and symposia on issues of environmental engineering in the context or local requirements.

 

CONSULTANCY & ADVISORY SERVICES

The institute offers advisory and consultancy services to industries, municipalities, and private organizations on a variety of environmental engineering issues such as;

  1. Water & wastewater testing
  2. Air pollution control
  3. Solid waste management
  4. Environmental impact assessment
  5. Investigations of rural and urban water supply
  6. Sanitation systems
  7. Planning and design of water & wastewater treatment facilities
  8. Reinvestment studies of environmental engineering projects

 

 
COMMERCIAL TESTING
IEER also offers services for commercial testing. Currently following testing services are provided for commercial clients;

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pH

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C.O.D.

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Turbidity

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Oil & Grease

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Conductivity

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Coliforms (Total)

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T. Solids

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Fecal Coliform

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S. Solids

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Ammonia

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T. Dissolved Solids

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Zinc

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Settleable Solids

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Iron

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Total Alkalinity

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Copper

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Chlorides

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Manganese

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Sulphides

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Chromium

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Total Hardness

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Nickel

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Calcium Hardness

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Lead

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Magnesium Hardness

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Mercury

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Sulphates

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Aluminum

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Sodium

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Tin

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Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen

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Cadmium

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Nitrates

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Arsenic

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Nitrites

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Calcium

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Phosphates

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Magnesium

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Fluoride

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Antimony

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D.O

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Silicon

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