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Course, academic year 2019/2020
  
Microorganisms in Polluted Environment - N240027
Title: Mikroorganismy v kontaminovaném prostředí
Guaranteed by: Department of Environmental Chemistry (240)
Actual: from 2016
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: 426 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type:  
Guarantor: Fiala Jaromír Ing. Ph.D.
Chumchalová Jana Dr. Ing.
Is interchangeable with: M240015
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Chumchalová Jana Dr. Ing. (04.01.2017)
The aim of the course is to teach students the part of environmental microbiology concerning the occurrence of contaminants in environment and their biodegradation. Emphasis will be placed on the main principles of biodegradation and bioremediation. In addition, the course focuses on the various types of environmental contamination with harmful substances (e.g. contamination by petroleum products), microbial decomposition of these harmful substances in the environment and methods detecting degradation process.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Chumchalová Jana Dr. Ing. (04.01.2017)

Students will be able to:

determine various types of environmental contamination by harmful substances,

know the possible microbiological decomposition of harmful substances,

limitations of microbiological degradation of contaminants.

Literature -
Last update: Chumchalová Jana Dr. Ing. (04.01.2017)

Maier R.M., Pepper I.L., Gerba G.P. Environmental Microbiology. 2. vyd. China: Academic Press, 2009.

Palmisano A.C., Barlaz A.M. Microbiology of solid waste. CRC Press,1996.

Horáková D. Bioremediace. 2006. http://is.muni.cz/do/1499/el/estud/prif/ps06/3062932/bioremediace_FRVS_2006-2.pdf

Learning resources -
Last update: Chumchalová Jana Dr. Ing. (04.01.2017)

Horáková D.: Bioremediace. 2006, skriptum Masarykova univerzita, http://is.muni.cz/do/1499/el/estud/prif/ps06/3062932/bioremediace_FRVS_2006-2.pdf

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Chumchalová Jana Dr. Ing. (04.01.2017)

Examination requirements:

student will consist within syllabus of a written part and then listener will be interviewed orally.

Syllabus -
Last update: Chumchalová Jana Dr. Ing. (04.01.2017)

1. Characterization of microorganism environment, microbial profile of environment, interactions between microorganisms, microorganisms and plants.

2. General principles of biodegradation processes.

3. The effect of environment on biodegradation (e.g. redox potential and pH environment).

4. Bioavailability and bioaccessibility of pollutants.

5. Petroleum products and petroleum-degrading microorganisms (principles and limits of microbial degradation, detection of microbial degradation).

6. Chlorinated hydrocarbons and microorganisms degrading chlorinated hydrocarbons (principles and limits of microbial degradation, detection of microbial degradation).

7. Persistent organic pollutants and microorganisms degrading persistent organic pollutants (principles and limits of microbial degradation, detection of microbial degradation).

8. Inorganic pollutants, radionuclides, heavy metals.

9. Landfill, microorganisms in landfill sites and microbiological processes during waste decomposition.

10. Composting, microorganisms in compost and microbiological processes during composting.

11. Laboratory exercises – Preparation of sterile aids, dilution solutions, cultivation and diagnostic media.

12. Laboratory exercises – Determination of total degraders.

13. Laboratory exercises – Determination of degradation process.

14. Laboratory exercises – Identification of total degraders by Biolog system.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Chumchalová Jana Dr. Ing. (04.01.2017)

Basics of Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology in Environment Protection

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 50
Oral examination 50

 
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