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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Environmental Microbiology

Course Information:

Course ID:ENVE 126
Type of course:Required course
Semester:Spring
Credits:3
ΕCTS:5
Teaching Hours:Th=2, E=0, L=2

Instructor:  Associate Professor D. Venieri (Faculty Member - EnvEng)

Laboratory exercises: I. Gounaki

Textbooks (Eudoxus):

  • Book [22758184]: ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΗ ΜΙΚΡΟΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ, Σπυρίδων Ντούγιας, Αλέξανδρος Αϊβαζίδης, Παράσχος Μελίδης 
  • Book [366]: ΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΜΙΚΡΟΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΩΝ ΤΟΜΟΣ Ι, MADIGAN M.T., MARTINKO J.M., PARKER J.

Recommended reading:

  • Raina M. Maier, Ian L. Pepper, Charles P. Gerba, Environmental Microbiology, Academic Press, ISBN-13: 978-0-12-497570-5, ISBN-10: 0-12-497570-4.

Eclass:

  •  Registration required

Course contents:

Introduction to Environmental Microbiology. Chemical composition of the cell. Classification of cells / organisms (eubacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoa, algae, viruses). Elements of key categories pathogenic microorganisms. Systematic classification of organisms - Nomenclature - Classification. Nutrition and physiology of microorganisms. Metabolism of heterotrophic microorganisms. Microorganisms as biogeochemical agents. Microbial growth (batch culture, continuous culture). Measurement of microbial growth. Microbiology of aquatic environment (water - waste water). Drainage problems faecal contamination of water - protecting the environment. Biological Treatment of Urban Waste. Removal of pathogenic microorganisms in wastewater treatment. Enteric viruses in wastewater. Fate of pathogenic microorganisms in soil. Applications of microorganisms.

Laboratory exercises:

  • Ten lab exercises - team reports: 60% of the Lab grade
  • Final written lab exam: 40% of the Lab grade

Assessment and grading method:

  • Lab work, 40% of the grade
  • Final closed-book written exam, 60% of the grade

 


Last modification: 30-08-2018