637-2031/01 – Biotechnological processes (BP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Brožová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Brožová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BRO37 doc. Ing. Silvie Brožová, Ph.D.
ZBR030 Ing. Monika Zbránková
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

-students will learn the basic concepts in environmental biotechnology, the processes and technologies-acquired knowledge is a basis for process optimization, measurement and process control-information about the production of biologically active substances biotechnology manner that apply mainly to protect the environment

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work
Other activities


The subject is focuses on both the basic concepts of biotechnology. Information to enable an understanding of processes occurring in living organisms in metallurgical processes. Attention is paid bioprocesses use in hydrometallurgy. It also presented the possibility of using biotechnology processes in metal production and reduce its energy demands.

Compulsory literature:

[1] RAMACHANDRA, R. Resource recovery and recycling from metallurgical wastes. Elsevier`s Science&technology Rights, Department of Oxford, 2006. 557 p. ISBN 978-0-08-045131-2

Recommended literature:

[1] KEETON,W.T., GOULD, J. Biological Science, Fourth Edirion, w.w. Norton and Company, New York, 1989.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta

Vypracování semestrálního projektu, absolvování průběžných testů, laboratorní práce.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to Environmental Biotechnology 2. Metals and environments 3. Classic technology for metal removal 4. Biolouration 5. Basic principles of bacterial action in biolouration 6. Mushroom leaching 7. Bioaccumulation 8. Phytoremediation 9. Biosorption 10. Balance of biosorption process 11. Bioprecipitation 12. Biovolatilization 13. Other biotechnological processes suitable for metal removal 14. Biological treatment of fuels

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  15
        Examination Examination 70  21
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B3923) Materials Engineering (3911R033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B3923) Materials Engineering (3911R033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B3923) Materials Engineering (3911R033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B3923) Materials Engineering (3911R033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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