Academics

Institute of Environmental Engineering and Research


introduction


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Figure 1. Institute of Environmental Engineering and Research

Introduction



The Institute was established in 1972. It is the oldest and a premier Institute in the field of Environmental Engineering in Pakistan. It offers BSc, MSc and PhD in the field of Environmental Engineering. In addition, it provides advisory and consulting services to both, national and international organizations, in matters related to Environmental Engineering. Some of these organizations include, UNICEF, ADB, World Bank, UNDP, The Urban Unit, WASA, PHED and others. It is also one of the oldest and most reliable Institute that provides commercial testing services of water, wastewater and air. The Institute remained instrumental in framing National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS) and National Standards for Drinking Water Quality (NSDWQ). Recently it has switched to Outcome Based Education (OBE) system and batches from 2013 are accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) on OBE, thus the BSc degree is now recognized by 18 members of Washington Accord including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, China and others.


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Figure 2. Institute of Environmental Engineering and Researchve

Vision



Become a world class institution and a think tank in the field of Environmental Engineering.

Mission



The Institute is to provide cross-disciplinary research, service-based learning and innovative course contents to produce graduates who will take a leading role in providing sustainable water and wastewater utility services. Give innovative and sustainable solution to the growing problems of municipal and industrial solid waste. Device appropriate and low cost solution for wastewater treatment at the municipal level thus providing clean cites to the future generations of Pakistan. Able to analyze and provide custom solutions to complex problems related to environmental engineering, management and control.

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COURSES OF STUDY



The following courses of study are offered at different levels:

  • Bachelors Degree in Environmental Engineering. (Link the Tab)
  • Master’s Degree Course in Environmental Engineering* (Link the Tab)
  • D. degree in Environmental Engineering** (Link the Tab)

*The Masters Degree course is offered to both, full and part time students.

** This degree is earned by course work and research on topics relating to Environmental Engineering.


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Figure 3: Comfortable air conditioned class rooms with roof fixed multimedia facility


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Figure 4. Comfortable air conditioned class rooms with roof fixed multimedia facility


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Figure 5. Comfortable air conditioned class rooms with roof fixed multimedia facility


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Figure 6. Comfortable air conditioned class rooms with roof fixed multimedia facility


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Figure 7: A view of renovated water and wastewater lab

Figure 8. A view of renovated Unit Process lab


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Figure 9: Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Cell


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Figure 10: Renovated air conditioned library facility for the students

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. Environmental Microbiology
  6. Heavy Metal Analysis
  7. Pesticides, insecticides and other organic compounds analysis

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

  1. Water pollution analysis & control
  2. Water supply and sanitation
  3. Water and air quality modeling
  4. Air pollution analysis and control
  5. Water treatment technologies
  6. Wastewater treatment technologies
  7. Risk assessment and management
  8. Health Safety and Environment

Research and investigations in the area of Environmental and Public Health Engineering are conducted by MSc and PhD. 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 finding practical solutions leading to the development of design criteria and guidelines particularly in the area of water and sanitation. Currently these design guidelines are being effectively utilized by the public works departments in the implementation of environmental engineering systems.

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.

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

  1. Water and wastewater testing
  2. Air pollution Monitoring
  3. Design of solid waste management system
  4. Environmental impact assessment

Planning and design of water & wastewater treatment facilities

  1. Design vetting and review

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

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Parameter

Sr. #

Parameter

1.       

pH

2.       

COD

3.       

Turbidity

4.       

Fluoride

5.       

Conductivity

6.       

Coliforms (Total)

7.       

Total Solids

8.       

Fecal Coliform

9.       

Total suspended solids (TSS)

10.   

Ammonia

11.   

Total Dissolved Solids

12.   

Zinc

13.   

Settleable Solids

14.   

Iron

15.   

Total Alkalinity

16.   

Copper

17.   

Chlorides

18.   

Manganese

19.   

Sulphides

20.   

Chromium

21.   

Total Hardness

22.   

Nickel

23.   

Calcium Hardness

24.   

Lead

25.   

Magnesium Hardness

26.   

Mercury

27.   

Sulphates

28.   

DO

29.   

Sodium

30.   

BOD

31.   

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen

32.   

Cadmium

33.   

Nitrates

34.   

Arsenic

35.   

Nitrites

36.   

Calcium

37.   

Phosphates

38.   

Magnesium