DIZ3 - Selected microbial processes in environmental protection

Course specification
Course titleSelected microbial processes in environmental protection
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionОблик условљености
      The goalThe aim of this course is to introduce students to new practical approaches and technologies used by microbial processes, the importance of microorganisms as environmental factors and their role in the process of remediation.
      The outcomeThrough mastering the course to be learning about the complexity of microbial processes in the field of environment and skills to predict the future state of the ecosystem.
      Contents of lecturesGeneral concepts of microbial communities and the concept of mixed cultures, bioindicator species, the test organisms in ecotoxicology. ; Possibilities of application of microorganisms in different technologies. ; The accumulation of metals in cells of different species of microorganisms. ; Bioremediation, the use of different microorganisms and their potential remediation processes that are important for ecological engineering. ; Types of bioremediation, bioremediation monitoring. ; Model biotechnological applications of microorganisms in environmental protection, the treatment of biological waste. ; Existing regulations in the country and the world.
      Contents of exercises
      1. W. Schönborn, Biotechnology – Volume 8 – Microbial degradation, edited by H-J. Rehm and G. Reed, VCH, 1986.
      2. R. Mitchell, Environmental Microbiology, Wiley-Liss, 1992.
      3. B.Markert - Plant as biomonitors, VCH, Weinheim, 1993.
      4. F. Butterworth, A. Guntatilake, M. Gonsebatt - Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change, Springer, 2001.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingThis course is theoretical, using video presentations. Examination will be carried out through tests (1) and seminar (1).
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessonsOral examination50