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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)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: M240015
Guarantor: Fiala Jaromír Ing. Ph.D.
Chumchalová Jana Dr. Ing.
Is interchangeable with: M240015
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
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.
Last update: Chumchalová Jana (04.01.2017)
Aim of the course -

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.

Last update: Chumchalová Jana (04.01.2017)
Literature -

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.

Last update: Chumchalová Jana (04.01.2017)
Learning resources -

Horáková D.: Bioremediace. 2006, skriptum Masarykova univerzita,

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

Examination requirements:

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

Last update: Chumchalová Jana (04.01.2017)
Syllabus -

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.

Last update: Chumchalová Jana (04.01.2017)
Registration requirements -

Basics of Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology in Environment Protection

Last update: Chumchalová Jana (04.01.2017)
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