546-0437 – Mineral Biotechnology I (MB I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental Engineering
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Iva Janáková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
546-0437/01 2006/2007 2011/2012 6
546-0437/02 2009/2010 5
546-0437/03 2006/2007 2006/2007 6
546-0437/04 2018/2019 5
546-0437/05 2019/2020 5
546-0437/06 2019/2020 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal is to broaden students' knowledge in the field of mineral biotechnology, focusing on biotechnological processes for the treatment of sulphide ores and coal. Particular attention is paid to the environmental processes in deposits with sulphide mineralization, biological leaching and micro-organisms used to biological leaching. Students will be able to work with this content and be able to compare them with practice. Newly acquired knowledge is the basis for optimization, measurement and control of biological process.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course of “Mineral Biotechnologies I” is focused on introductory information on utilization and application of mineral biotechnologies in research as well as operational practice. The course deals in detail with the ssue of mineral biotechnologies. The individual lectures concentrate on environmental biogenic processes, basic principles of mineral biotechnologies, general characteristics of microbial metabolisms of the individual microorganisms. Next, it deals with the study of potential application of biogenic processes into technological procedures of treatment and processing of selected sulfitic ores.

Compulsory literature:

FEČKO, Peter, Mária KUŠNIEROVÁ, Vladimír ČABLÍK and Iva PEČTOVÁ(Janáková). Environmental biotechnology. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2006. ISBN 8024810905. FLYNNE, W. G. Biotechnology and bioengineering. New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2008. ISBN 978-1-60456-067-1. ATLAS, R.M.: Microbiology, Fundamentals and Applications. 2nd Ed. Macmillan Publishing Comp., New York, 1988. Dictionary of microbiology and molecular biology [online]. 3rd ed. KüCK, Ulrich FRANKENBERG-DINKEL, Nicole. Biotechnology. De Gruyter, 2015.

Recommended literature:

Barnum, S. R. Biotechnology : an introduction. Belmont : Thomson Brooks/Cole, c2005 - x, 323 s. : il. ISBN 0-534-49296-7. SINGH, Shree N. a R. D. TRIPATHI. Environmental bioremediation technologies. New York: Springer, c2007. ISBN 9783540347903. Yates, Marylynn V. Nakatsu, Cindy H. Miller, Robert V. Pillai, Suresh D. Manual of Environmental Microbiology (4th Edition). American Society for Microbiology (ASM). 2016. ZAJKOV, Gennadij Jefremovič, ed. Research progress in biotechnology. New York: Nova Biomedical Books, c2008. ISBN 978-1-60456-000-8.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.