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Course syllabus N431E1_4I - Environmental Biotechnology (FCFT - WS 2019/2020)


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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Course unit code: N431E1_4I
Course unit title: Environmental Biotechnology
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)

 
Credits allocated: 3
 
Recommended semester/trimester: Biotechnology - master (compulsory), 3. semester
Biotechnology - master (compulsory), 3. semester
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration: none
 
Assesment methods:
running test
final test
test consist of 10 questions, for each 10 points = summary 100 points
Evaluation A-FX (minimal 56% from 100%).

evaluation: percentage of successfulness
A: 92-100
B: 83-91
C: 74-82
D: 65-73
E: 56-64
FX: 0-55
 
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
By studying the curriculum, students will obtain knowledge on basic principles and technologies of decontamination of persistent organic pollutants (dangerous contaminants of the environment) mainly by means of the biological approaches using degradation ability of microorganisms, fungi, and plants, i.e. using bioremediation, mycoremediation, and phytoremediation technologies, as well as physico-chemical technologies, nanotechnologies, and other innovative technologies. Knowledges on basic principles of bioremediation technologies as the alternative of physico-chemical methods are being emphasized. Students will obtain knowledges on combustion and non-combustion technologies, plasma technologies, classification of remediation technologies, environmental burdens, and on principles, advantageous, and limitations of environmental biotechnologies used for decontamination of environmental pollutants.
 
Course contents:
Aim of subject: Students will obtain knowledges on basic principles on technologies of decontamination of persistent organic pollutants (dangerous contaminants of the environment) mainly by means of the biological approaches using degradation ability of microorganisms, fungi, and plants, i.e. using bioremediation, mycoremediation, and phytoremediation technologies, as well as physico-chemical technologies, nanotechnologies, and other innovative technologies. Knowledges on basic principles of bioremediation technologies as the alternative of physico-chemical methods are being emphasized.

Outline of subject: Technological application of degradation activity of microorganisms at the decontamination of water, soils, and sediments. Requirements to the microorganisms used in decontamination processes. Isolation and adaptation of microorganisms with degradation ability. Allochthonous and autochthonous microbial consortia. Natural attenuation. Biostimulation and bioaugmentation as two basic strategies of bioremediation. In situ and ex situ remediation technologies. (Bio)venting, (Bio)sparging, (Bio)stripping, (Bio)sorption barriers, Biofilters, Bioreactors. Phytoremediation. Mycoremediation. Bioremediation of heavy and toxic metals. Nanotechnologies used for removal of contaminants. Biological wastewater processing. Biological processes for nitrogen and phosphorus removal. Principles, methods, advantages, and limitations of bioremediation processes. Combustion and non-combustion technologies. Classification of remediation technologies. Environmental burdens.
 
Recommended or required reading:
Basic:
FRANKOVSKÁ, J. -- SLANINKA, I. -- KORDÍK, J. -- JURKOVIČ, Ľ. -- ŠOTTNÍK, P. -- GREIF, V. -- DANANAJ, I. -- MIKITA, S. -- DERCOVÁ, K. -- JÁNOVÁ, V. Atlas sanačných metód environmentálnych záťaží. Bratislava: Štátny geologický ústav Dionýza Štúra, Bratislava, 2010. 360 p. ISBN 978-80-89343-38-6.
KOLEKTÍV AUTOROV, E. Kompendium sanačních technologií. Chrudim, Vydanie 1.: Vodní zdroje Ekomonitor s r.o., 2006. 255 p. ISBN 80-868-32-15-5.
SCRAG, A. Environmental Biotechnology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 447 p. ISBN 0-19-926867-3.
ALEXANDER, M. Biodegradation and Bioremediation. San Diego: Academic Press, 1994. 302 p. ISBN 0-12-049860-X.

 
Language of instruction: slovak or english
 
Notes:
 
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 97

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Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. Katarína Dercová, PhD. (person responsible for course) - slovak, english
 
Last modification: 21. 2. 2019
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Katarína Dercová, PhD. and programme supervisor


Last modification made by Ing. Tomáš Molnár on 02/21/2019.

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