546-0907/03 – Biological Methods of Mineral Raw Processing (BMNS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Radmila KučerováSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Radmila Kučerová
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KUC25 doc. Dr. Ing. Radmila Kučerová
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the discipline dealing with biotechnological processes in the processing of raw materials and waste. The course provides information on the production of biologically active substances biotechnological methods, which are used to protect the environment. Particular attention is paid to methods and applications in the field of mineral resources. Acquired knowledge is the basis for optimization, measurement and process control.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject deals with the use of biochemical methods in the processing of minerals and wastes in order to increase the quality of the raw material or to separate the utility components, especially metals. Attention is paid mainly to the methods and applications of biochemical processes in the treatment of primary raw materials such as coal, ore, as well as other raw materials and metalliferous wastes, including electrical waste including used batteries, waste from the mining and treatment of raw materials, mine waters and mine water sediments, metallurgical wastes, contaminated soils, fly ash and many others. With ever-new and evolving industry technologies, the field of industrial use of microorganisms is constantly changing and expanding. Last but not least, biochemical procedures are also used to repair old burdens. Students can then use the knowledge gained in industrial areas dealing with raw material processing and separation of utility components using biochemical techniques that work and are constantly developing dynamically around the world.

Compulsory literature:

DÍAZ, E. Microbial biodegradation. Norfolk : Caister Academic Press, 2008. 402 s. ISBN 978-1-904455-17-2. WORRELL, E. and M. A. REUTER. Handbook of recycling. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2014. 581 s. ISBN 978-0-12-396459-5. RAO, S. R. Resource recovery and recycling from metallurgical wastes. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2006. 557 s. ISBN 0-08-045131-4. SINGH, A. and P. O. WARD. Biodegradation and bioremediation. Berlin : Springer, 2004. 309 s. ISBN 3-540-21101-2.

Recommended literature:

SINGH, S. N. and R. D. TRIPATHI. Environmental bioremediation technologies. Berlin : Springer, 2007. 518 s. ISBN 978-3-540-34790-3. MANAHAN, S. E. Toxicological chemistry and biochemistry. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2003. 425 s. ISBN 978-1-56670-618-6. KIRK, G. The biogeochemistry of submerged soils. Chichester : Wiley, 2004. 291 s. ISBN 978-0-470-86301-5. WACKETT, P. L. and C. D. HERSHBERGER. Biocatalysis and biodegradation. Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, 2001. 228 s. ISBN 1-55581-179-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Individual consultations. Oral exam.


Other requirements

Individual consultations. Oral exam.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The importance of biological methods in the treatment of minerals Basic classification of microorganisms Cultivation, dynamics of growth and multiplication of microorganisms Principle and division of bioreactors Biochemical degradation of caustobiolites Technology of biochemical leaching of ores Biochemical leaching of metal waste Biochemical precipitation of metals from solution Biosorption and its use in obtaining metals from solutions Use of extremophilic microorganisms in industrial technologies

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2023/2024 (P0724D290002) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0724D290002) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290002) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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