National Institute of Technology (NIT) Andhra Pradesh is offering a short online course on Nanomaterials for Water Treatment from 14-18 February. The course is open to postgraduate students in civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering and biotechnology and researchers from government organizations including R&D laboratories and private companies. Faculty members from engineering and life sciences departments interested in risk assessment can also join the online course.
Sponsored by Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN), Ministry of Education, Government of India, the course will focus on the different synthetic routes of nanomaterials, their properties and characterization techniques in detail. It will also include the interaction of nanomaterials in water, their transport mechanism, risk and their application in water and wastewater treatment, the role of oxidation process will be discussed in detail.
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“Although water is the elixir of life, access to quality water remains a major challenge not only in India but across the globe. Considering this, the Indian government has launched the “Jal Mission Shakti” to provide water to every household by 2024. Similarly, state governments, namely the government of Telangana, have taken up the “Bhagiratha mission” to ensure quality water is available to every household. Telangana State.The Indian government is also encouraging researchers to research low-cost water treatment technologies.Current practice involves various traditional methods such as slow sand filtration, oxidation and adsorption, etc,” said Prof. CSP Rao, Director of NIT Andhra Pradesh.
“The course would mainly focus on the different synthetic routes of nanomaterials, their properties and characterization techniques in detail. Additionally, the interaction of nanomaterials in water, the transport mechanism will be covered. The last section of the course covers the application of nanomaterials in water and wastewater treatment, the role of the oxidation process will be discussed in detail,” said Dr. Baranidharan S, Course Coordinator, Head of Department of Civil Engineering, NIT AP.
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The main objectives of the course are to understand how NMs behave in different environmental matrices, the application of NMs in water treatment and their advantages over conventional processes, the advanced oxidation process based on NMs and its application in water, wastewater and industrial water, and understanding the risk of having nanomaterials in the environment, the institute said.
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