546-0851/01 – Introduction to mineral biotechnology (UdMB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Iva Janáková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Iva Janáková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type A
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PEC06 Ing. Iva Janáková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Part-time Examination 8+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course provides knowledge on the application of biological processes in the industry, particularly in the remediation of the environment affected by mining and industrial activities. Students are introduced into the issues of the currently applied industrial biotechnologies exploiting the technologies based on the interaction of live organisms and contaminants in the environment, e.g. crude oil, plastics or toxic metals. Several lectures are dedicated to the use of biotechnologies in other industrial branches, where biotechnologies have been successfully used for some time (food processing, building, and pharmaceutical industries) and point at further prospective options for their use, especially in the processes of modern methods in mining and processing of mineral resources and waste.

Teaching methods

Lectures

Summary

The course provides knowledge on the application of biological processes in the industry, particularly in the remediation of the environment affected by mining and industrial activities. Students are introduced into the issues of the currently applied industrial biotechnologies exploiting the technologies based on the interaction of live organisms and contaminants in the environment, e.g. crude oil, plastics or toxic metals. Several lectures are dedicated to the use of biotechnologies in other industrial branches, where biotechnologies have been successfully used for some time (food processing, building, and pharmaceutical industries) and point at further prospective options for their use, especially in the processes of modern methods in mining and processing of mineral resources and waste.

Compulsory literature:

FEČKO, Peter, Mária KUŠNIEROVÁ, Vladimír ČABLÍK a Iva PEČTOVÁ. Environmental biotechnology. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2006. ISBN 80-248-1090-5. KOTRBA, Pavel, Martina MACKOVÁ a Tomáš MACEK, ed. Microbial biosorption of metals. Dordrecht: Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-94-007-0442-8 SINGH, Shree N. a R. D. TRIPATHI. Environmental bioremediation technologies. New York: Springer, 2007. ISBN 978-35-40347903. GLAZER, Alexander N. a Hiroshi NIKAIDO. Microbial biotechnology: Fundamentals of applied microbiology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-521-84210-5.

Recommended literature:

BARNUM, Susan R. Biotechnology: An introduction. Belmont: Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2005. ISBN 0-534-49296-7 DÍAZ, Eduardo, ed. Microbial biodegradation: genomics and molecular biology. Norfolk: Caister Academic Press, c2008. ISBN 978-1-904455-17-2 ZAJKOV, Gennadij Jefremovič, ed. Research progress in biotechnology. New York: Nova Biomedical Books, 2008. ISBN 978-1-60456-000-8 CHEN, Qizhi a George THOUAS. Biomaterials: a basic introduction. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. ISBN 148222769X.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

In lectures, continuous knowledge control is maked through a discussion of the subject matter. The course is completed by a combined (oral, written) exam.

E-learning

Other requirements

Active participation in subject. Write a project.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction. General characteristics of biodegradation and biological removal of pollutants from the environment. 2. Microbial communities in the bioprocesses and their specificities. 3. Biotechnologies in the processing and treatment of mineral resources – basic methods and principles. 4. Biotechnologies in the processing and treatment of mineral resources – processing of different ore materials. 5. Biotechnologies in the processing and treatment of mineral resources – processing of different non-ore materials. 6. Contaminants in the environment – the most widespread representatives, classification (organic, inorganic), their properties and their behaviour in the environment, toxicity. 7.Biotechnologies and the environment – basic techniques, technologies and principles of pollutant removal. 8. Biotechnologies and the environment – biodegradation of crude oil and its derivatives, and biofuels. 9. Biotechnologies and the environment – biodegradation of hydrocarbons. 10. Biotechnologies and the environment - waste disposal. 11. Biotechnologies in the food industry and in the pharmaceutical industry. 12. Biotechnologies applied in wastewater treatment. 13. Biotechnologies in the building industry. 14. Biotechnologies in other industrial branches.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Students are obliged to attend lectures and elaborate a final project on a given topic.

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