546-0438/01 – Mineral Biotechnology II. (MBII)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Čablík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Čablík, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CAB72 prof. Ing. Vladimír Čablík, Ph.D.
JAB016 Ing. Radim Jablonka
PEC06 doc. Ing. Iva Janáková, Ph.D.
KAS317 Ing. Hana Richterová
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

Knowledge of mineral biotechnology, focusing on biocorrosion and effects of biodeteriogens on constructions and focusing on the application of biopolymers and bioreactors. Being able to distinguish different approaches to estimate and find best solutions for specific biocorrosion, biopolymers, and bioreactors issues. Students will be able to obtain information for work experience, demonstrate a general overview and evaluate the issue. Compare different approaches and the practical side of it. Being able to produce results and solve them independently. Demonstrate ability to communicate (active both writing and speaking), manage technical terminology.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Other activities


The course deals in detail with the issue of mineral biotechnologies. 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.

Compulsory literature:

EBNESAJJAD, Sina. Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics. Waltham, MA: Elsevier, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/C2011-0-07342-8. ISBN 9781455728343. FEČKO, P., KUŠNIEROVÁ, M., ČABLÍK, V., PEČTOVÁ, I. Environmental Biotechnology, VŠB-TU Ostrava. Ostrava, 2006, p. 182, ISBN 80-248-1090-5. Handbook of fungal biotechnology / edited by Dilip K. Arora ; associate editors Paul D. Bridge, Deepak Bhatnagar. - 2nd ed. - New York : M. Dekker, c2004 - xii, 592 s. ISBN 0-8247-4018-1. Mineral biotechnology: microbial aspects of mineral beneficiation, metal extraction and environmental control / Ed. by S.K. Kawatra & K.A. Natarajan. Littleton: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, c2001-vii, 263 p.

Recommended literature:

PILLA, Srikanth. Handbook of bioplastics & biocomposites engineering applications. Salem, Mass.: Scrivener, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-62607-8. Bioremediation of relcalcitrant [i.e. recalcitrant] compounds / edited by Jeffrey W. Talley. - Boca Raton : CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006. 310 p. ISBN 1-56670-656-4. Bacteriophages : biology and applications / edited by Elizabeth Kutter, Alexander Sulakvelidze. - Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2005. 510 p. ISBN 0-8493-1336-8. Mineral raw materials and mining activity of the 21st century : November 25-27, 2003, VŠB-TU Ostrava, Czech Republic. Part I,II / [editor Fečko Peter]. - Ostrava : VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, [2003]. 364 p.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

test, presentation of semestral task, discussion of taught topics


Other requirements

The study of foreign literature.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
546-0437 MB I Mineral Biotechnology I Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Biological corrosion of building materials 2. Conditions for acting biodeteriogens 3. Origin and development of building biodeterioration process 4. Influence of microorganisms on building materials 5. Exploration and diagnosis of building materials due to disruption biocorrosion 6. Causes of degradation processes in building materials 7. Concrete biocorrosion 8. Analysis of microorganisms at biocorrosion 9. Sulphate corrosion 10. Sulphate corrosion of concrete caused by sulfur bacteria 11. Microorganisms and their role in the metabolism of inorganic sulfur substances 12. The basic structure of microbial cells 13. Taxonomic systems of bacteria 14. Biodegradable plastics 15. Bioreactors

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Summer semester, validity until: 2011/2012 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) 10
                Exercises evaluation Other task type 3  1
                Sledování působení biokoroze na zkušebí tělesa Laboratory work 10  2
                Biologické loužení Laboratory work 10  2
                Semestrální projekt Semestral project 10  5
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 18
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 30  8
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 37  10
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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