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Environmental Chemistry Paper Code: 09040209

S. No.  Topic Domain Time(Hrs)
1 Environment:

1. Atmosphere, environmental segments, composition of the atmosphere,

2. earth’s radiation balance, particulates, ions, radicals and their formation,

3.  chemical and photochemical reactions in the atmosphere,

4.  air pollution: oxides of C,N,S and their effects, acid-rain, smog formation, Green house effects (global warming and ozone depletion).

4. Analytical Methods for measuring air pollutants. Continuous monitoring instruments.



Desirable to know


Must Know





2.  Hydrosphere:

1. Chemical composition of water bodies-lakes, streams rivers, sea etc,

2. hydrological cycle, complexation in natural and waste water and microbially mediated redox reactions.

3. Water pollution-inorganic, organic pesticides, industrial and radioactive materials, oil spills and oil pollutants eutrophication, acid-mine drainage,

3. waste water treatment, domestic waste water aerobic and (anaerobic treatment), and industrial waste water treatmen



3.  Noise Pollution:

1. Sources,

2. effect on human health,

3. mitigation and control.



Must Know



4. Environmental Toxicology

1. Chemical solutions to environmental problems

2. Biodegradability, principles of decomposition,

3. Better industrial processes. Bhopal gas tragedy, Chernobyl, three mile island, Sewozo and Minamata disasters.



Must Know




Books Recommended:

  1. De, A.K. Environmental Chemistry.
  2. Environmental Chemistry-.
  3. Environmental Pollution Analysis.
  4. Subramaniam, V. Environmental Chemistry.
  5. Murray, J. Mc Ewan and Leon F. Philips. Chemistry of Atmosphere.
  6. Heichlen, J. Atmospheric Chemistry.