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Best Books for GATE Environmental Science and Engineering

Which are the best books to refer for GATE ES (Environmental Science and Engineering), a new paper introduced in GATE 2021? Let us see them chapter by chapter; The books are picked out by experts of APSEd which will help you complete the syllabus of GATE ES and help you get a good score.


From the model paper given by GATE, the subject weightage for GATE ES is distributed throughout the GATE ES syllabus.



Excluding General Aptitude, and Mathematical Foundation, following are the subjects in Environmental Science.

  • Environmental Chemistry

  • Environmental Microbiology

  • Water Resources and Environmental Hydraulics

  • Water & Wastewater Treatment and Management

  • Air and Noise Pollution

  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

  • Global and Regional Environmental Issues

  • Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Here is a compilation of best reference books for every subject.


List of Best Reference Books for GATE Environmental Science and Engineering


Environmental Chemistry


  • Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry by Manahan, S.E.,

  • Chemistry for Environmental Engineering by Swayer, C.N., McCarty, C.N. and Parkin, G.F.


Environmental Microbiology


  • Environmental Microbiology, 2nd Ed by Maier, R.M., Pepper, I.L., Gerba C.P.

  • Brock Biology of Microorganisms by Michael T. Madigan, John M. Martinko


Water Resources


  • Engineering Hydrology by K. Subramanya


Environmental Hydraulics


  • Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications by John Cimbala and Yunus Cengel

  • Hydraulics & Fluid Mechanics by Modi and Seth

  • Fox and McDonald's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics by Philip J. Pritchard


Water & Wastewater Treatment and Management


  • Water Supply Engineering by SK Garg

  • Waste Water Engineering by Metcalf and Eddy


Air and Noise Pollution


  • Environmental Pollution Control Engineering by C.S.Rao

  • Flagan, R.C., and Seinfeld, J.H., Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering

  • N. de Nevers, Air Pollution Control Engineering


Solid and Hazardous Waste Management


  • Sewage Waste Disposal and Air Pollution Engineering by SK Garg

  • Solid Waste Management: Principles and Practice by Diganta Bhusan Das and Ramesha Chandrappa


Global and Regional Environmental Issues


  • Internet Sources, Standard Environmental Science books and IS codes


Environmental Management and Sustainable Development


  • Principles of Environmental Science by Cunningham W.P. and Cunningham M.A.,

  • Internet Sources, Standard Environmental Science books and IS codes


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