NIT conducts online GIAN courses on nanomaterials for Andhra Pradesh water

Held from 14 to 18 February 2022, the course will be of interest to students, researchers, faculty and private firms who are interested in learning about nanomaterials, their properties, characterization techniques and applications across different domains of engineering.

The National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh is conducting a short-term course on ‘Online GIAN Course on Nanomaterials for Water Treatment’ from 14 to 18 February 2022.

The course is open to undergraduate students in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and to researchers from government agencies, including R&D laboratories and non-governmental organizations. Also, teachers from academic institutions of engineering and life sciences interested in risk assessment can join this online course.

This online course is organized by NIT Andhra Pradesh Department of Civil Engineering. It is sponsored by the Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN), Ministry of Education, Government of India. Dr. Jayaram N, Registrar (i / c) NIT Andhra Pradesh presented an overview of the progress and evolution of NIT Andhra Pradesh to the participants. Dr. Binoth Kumar Raja, Coordinator, GIAN Department, Institute of India, highlighted the importance of Indian faculty’s collaboration with foreign faculties in GIAN initiatives and skill-building.

The course will focus in detail on the routes, properties and techniques of characterization of different syntheses of nanomaterials. Further, the interaction of nanomaterials in water, their transport system, the risks and their application in the treatment of water and wastewater, the role of oxidation process will be discussed in detail.

The basic objectives of the course are as follows:

  • To understand how NMs behave in different environmental matrices,
  • The advantages of NM in water treatment and its advantages over conventional procedures,
  • Advanced oxidation process based on NMs and its application in water, wastewater and industrial water,
  • Understand the risks of having nanomaterials in the environment

In addition to providing an in-depth study, the course material will provide a critical look at conventional water treatment in aquatic environments and behavior, the progress and application of nanomaterials, and more. Participants in this course will be able to understand the concepts described above through lectures and case studies.

Dr. Reshma T, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Andhra Pradesh and members of GIAN, Ministry of Education, Government of India and members of the organizing committee of the event.

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