The CHY1001 Environmental Studies course is designed as a series of invited guest lectures along with project work and offered for the undergraduate students of VIT-AP university. The third invited online guest lecture for the Fall 2020-21 semester was held with MS-Teams Live Event on 03rd November 2020 during 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm in which about 400 students were participated.
The invited guest speaker Dr Harikumar in his lecture on “Sustainable technologies in drinking water treatment” explained traditional and modern methods with process steps for the water treatments. He also discussed the major water quality issues faced by the urban and rural areas and extended his lecture about medicinal plants for bioremediation, wetland restoration (with an operating constructed plant), green infrastructure, case studies, etc. Dr Harikumar further enriched the understandings by explaining the answers for the doubts and questions raised by the enthusiastically attended students.
Dr Sabeel M Basheer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry coordinated the online lecture along with all other chemistry faculty members. Dr Tufan Ghosh, Assistant Professor of the Chemistry was chair the session and Dr Soumyakanta Prusty, Assistant Professor of Chemistry delivered the vote of thanks and the online webinar lecture was concluded.