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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Environmental Biotechnology - N319021
Title: Biotechnologie v životním prostředí
Guaranteed by: Department of Biotechnology (319)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: cancelled
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Maťátková Olga doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: M319003
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Biotechnological processes play an irreplaceable role in protection of environment. The use of biological processes for the decomposition of environment contaminants, friendly mining of raw materials and other new methods to protect the environment are among the fastest-growing biotechnologies. Introductory lectures will provide students with general information that is necessary for the design of specific technologies. Individual groups of environmental contaminants, their degradation pathways and kinetics of biodegradation processes are characterized in detail. Attention is also paid to environmental factors affecting these open biotechnological processes. On particular examples are discussed various types of bioremediation processes, including the removal of heavy metals. Attention is also paid to the use of microorganisms in mining of mineral resources. The final lectures provide information about the destructive effects of microorganisms on different materials and means for their protection. In the seminar, students design bioremediation process for a specific case of environmental pollution.
Last update: TAJ319 (11.12.2013)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

describe the metabolic pathways of degradation of persistent substances and kinetics of degradation processes;

suggest preparation of technology strains for effective decontamination of polluted environment;

propose a particular biological decontamination process ;

evaluate the risks associated with the presence of contaminants in the environment and suggest adequate biotechnology process

Last update: Masák Jan (30.08.2013)
Literature -

R:Moo-Young, M:Comprehensive Biotechnology (2nd ed.), Volume 6: Environmental Biotechnology and Safety, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2011,9780080885049

R:Jördening, H.-J.:Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications, Wiley, Weinheim, 2005, 9783527604289

Last update: TAJ319 (30.08.2013)
Learning resources -

Last update: Masák Jan (30.08.2013)
Syllabus -

1. Introduction - possibilities and current use of biotechnological processes in the environment

2. Contamination of the environment, classification of pollutants; definition of persistent compounds, toxicity

3. Characteristics and development of technological strains for bioremediation processes

4. Biochemical pathways of biodegradation of persistent compounds, their evolution and genetic determination

5. Kinetics of biodegradation processes

6. Overview of biotechnological processes for treatment of municipal and industrial waste

7. Physico-chemical, biological and engineering aspects of modern bioremediation processes

8. Biofilm - the theory of its origin, characteristics, its application in bioremediation processes

9. Bioremediation technology I - reactor processes

10. Bioremediation technology II - processes "on site" and in situ

11. Biotechnological processes for the elimination of heavy metals from the environment

12. Phytoremediation

13. Biotechnology in mining of mineral resources

14. Biodeterioration - explanation of biological decomposition of natural and synthetic materials, technologies protect against the decomposition

Last update: Masák Jan (30.08.2013)
Registration requirements -

Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bioengineering, Organic chemistry

Last update: Masák Jan (30.08.2013)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.3 7
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.2 6
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
4 / 4 111 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 30
Defense of an individual project 20
Oral examination 50