546-0036/01 – Mineral Biotechnology II ()

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Peter Fečko, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Peter Fečko, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FEC40 prof. Ing. Peter Fečko, CSc.
KUS01 doc. Ing. Mária Kušnierová, Ph.D.
LUP01 Ing. Alena Luptáková, Ph.D.
VOJ195 doc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Teaching methods


The course deals in detail with the issue of mineral biotechnologies. The individual lectures focus on environmental biogenic processes, basic principles of mineral biotechnologies, biological-chemical methods of heavy metal recovery from industrial waste water, (bioaccumulation, biosorption, bioprecipitation), potential biological-chemical elimination of heavy metals from industrial waste water by sulphate-reducing bacteria. Application of sulphate-reducing bacteria and study of bacterial reduction of sulphates. Next, the course concentrates on the study of potential application of biogenic processes into technological procedures. syllabus 1. Occurrence and significance of metals 2. Water – its significance and water types 3. Biological-chemical methods of heavy metals elimination from industrial and waste water 4. Characteristics of biological mechanisms suitable for metal recovery 5. Bioaccumulation, biosorption, bioprecipitation 6. Characteristics of organisms for the biosorption process 7. Biosorption facilities and methods of biosorption and sorption 8. Technology utilizing the process of bioaccumulation 9. Technology utilizing the process of biosorption 10. Technology utilizing the process of bioprecipitation 11. Technology utilizing the process of volatilization 12. Hybrid intrabiotechnologies 13. Potential biological-chemical elimination of heavy metals from industrial waste water by means of sulphate-reducing bacteria 14. Biotechnologies and basic knowledge on bacterial properties 15. Occurrence of sulphate-reducing bacteria 16. Bioreactors 17. Sulfurette and its properties 18. Biogenesis of deposits of sulphur, oil and sulphides 19. Application of sulphate-reducing bacteria 20. Study of bacterial reduction of sulphates

Compulsory literature:

1. Fečko P. a kol.: Environmntální biotechnologie, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2004 2. Kušnierová M. a kol.: Minerální biotechnologie I., VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2001 3. Luptáková A. a kol.: Minerální biotechnologie II., VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2002 4. Kaduková J., Virčíková E.: Minerální biotechnologie III., VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2003 5. Fečko P.: Netradiční způsoby úpravy černouhelných kalů, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2001 6. Sborník: Recyklace odpadů VIII, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2004 7. Sborník: Recyklace odpadů VII, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2003 8. Sborník: Mineral Raw Materials and Mining Activity of the 21st Century, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2003

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Výskyt a význam kovů 2. Voda – její význam a druhy vod 3. Biologicko-chemické metody odstraňování těžkých kovů z průmyslových a odpadních vod 4. Charakteristika biologických mechanismů vhodných k odstraňování kovů 5. Bioakumulace, biosorpce, bioprecipitace 6. Charakteristika organismů pro proces biosorpce 7. Zařízení na biosorpci a techniky biosorpce a sorpce 8. Technologie s využitím procesu bioakumulace 9. Technologie s využitím procesu biosorpce 10. Technologie s využitím procesu bioprecipitace 11. Technologie s využitím procesu voltilizace 12. Hybridní intrabiotechnologie 13. Možnosti biologicko-chemického odstraňování těžkých kovů z průmyslových odpadních vod se síran redukujícími bakteriemi 14. Biotechnologie a základní poznatky o vlastnostech bakterií 15. Výskyt síran redukujících bakterií 16. Bioreaktory 17. Sulfuretum a jeho vlastnosti 18. Biogeneze ložiska síry, ropy a sulfidů 19. Aplikace síran redukujících bakterií 20. Studium bakteriální redukce síranů

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 0
                Other task type Other task type 33  0
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 0
                Written examination Written examination 30  0
                Oral Oral examination 37  0
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2006/2007 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 4 Choice-compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 4 Choice-compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 4 Choice-compulsory study plan
2003/2004 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 4 Choice-compulsory study plan

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