Waste to Energy Conversion


Prof. P. Mondal

IIT Roorkee

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The course deals with the production of energy from different types of wastes through thermal, biological and chemical routes. It is intended to help the young scientific professionals to keep their knowledge upgraded with the current thoughts and newer technology options along with their advances in the field of the utilization of different types of wastes for energy production.


It is a Elective Course for PG and UG with Hon.


BE in Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental Eng., Biotech.


Dr. Prasenjit Mondal, is presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. He joined the institute in 2009 as Assistant Professor. He has also worked as Process Engineer in industry for two years and as scientist in Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, India for three years before joining IIT Roorkee. His area of research is Energy and Environmental Engineering (Water /wastewater treatment through adsorption, electrocoagulation and biological processes including phytoremediation, microbial fuel cells, oil from algae, energy from coal, biomass and wastes, life cycle assessment). He has handled number of R&D projects sponsored by Industry, Govt. of India and International Agencies. Presently he is engaged with two international projects under Australia India Strategic Research Fund and Indo-France Water Network Scheme. He has published one book and more than 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is the recipient of NTSE scholarship, MHRD fellowship, Govt. of India and S.J. Jindal Trust’s scholarship, 3 year membership award of American Chemical Society. He is holding the position of Chairman Community Dairy, IIT Roorkee. He is a reviewer for several international journals including Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. He is a life member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and the treasurer of Biological Engineering Society, India.


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Certification Process

1. Join the course
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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 2000 + GST

2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
After enrolling, learners can watch lectures and learn and follow it up with attempting/answering the assignments given.

3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:

Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 6/8 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.”

4. Register for exams
The certification exam is conducted online with remote proctoring. Once a learner has become eligible to register for the certification exam, they can choose a slot convenient to them from what is available and pay the exam fee. Schedule of available slot dates/timings for these remote-proctored online examinations will be published and made available to the learners.

EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.


Course Details

Week 1 – Introduction, characterization of wastes.
Week 2 – Energy production form wastes through incineration, energy production through gasification of wastes.
Week 3 – Energy production through pyrolysis and gasification of wastes, syngas utilization. 
Week 4 – Densification of solids, efficiency improvement of power plant and energy production from waste plastics.
Week 5 – Energy production from waste plastics, gas cleanup.
Week 6 – Energy production from organic wastes through anaerobic digestion and fermentation, introduction to microbial fuel cells.
Week 7 – Energy production from wastes through  fermentation and transesterification. 
Week 8 – Cultivation of algal biomass from wastewater and energy production from algae.

Books and References

  • Rogoff, M.J. and Screve, F., “Waste-to-Energy: Technologies and Project Implementation”, Elsevier Store.
  • Young G.C., “Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion processes”, John Wiley and Sons.
  • Harker, J.H. and Backhusrt, J.R., “Fuel and Energy”, Academic Press Inc.
  • EL-Halwagi, M.M., “Biogas Technology- Transfer and Diffusion”, Elsevier Applied Science. 
  • Hall, D.O. and Overeed, R.P.,” Biomass – Renewable Energy”, John Willy and Sons.
  • Mondal, P. and Dalai, A.K. eds., 2017. Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources. CRC Press.


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