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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering



School Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Course Level Undergraduate
Direction -
Course ID ENVE 126 Semester 2nd
Course Category Compulsory
Course Modules Instruction Hours per Week ECTS
Lectures and Laboratory Exercises 4
Th=2, E=0, L=2
Course Type  Scientific area
Instruction/Exam Language Greek
The course is offered to Erasmus students Yes
Course URL



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize basic cellular structures and macromolecules that play important role on microbial function.
  • Recognize and define the main conditions, under which microorganisms may grow.
  • Evaluate the main growth phases of microorganisms.
  • Recognize and describe the main groups of microorganisms.
  • Evaluate the role of microorganisms on biogeochemical cycles.
  • Assess the microbial indicators regarding the assessment of microbiological quality of the aquatic environment, according to current legislation.
  • Differentiate various microorganisms on the microscope in the process of lab exercises.
  • Relate main concepts and mechanisms, regarding microbial metabolism.
  • Assess microbiological quality of water and wastewater.
  • Examine microorganisms in the lab through culture technique and appropriate analysis 
  • of environmental samples.
  • Measure microbial growth performing various techniques in the lab.
  • Apply disinfection methods for the purification of water and wastewater.
General Competencies/Skills
  • Review, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Teamwork
  • Environmental protection
  • Work in interdisciplinary environment 
  • Promote free, creative and inductive thinking and writing. 


  1. Introduction to Microbiology – Main groups of microorganisms
  2. Chemical synthesis of the cell – Basic features of procaryotic and eucaryotic microorganisms
  3. Microbial metabolism
  4. Main microbial metabolic pathways
  5. Microbial growth
  6. Microbial growth in closed and open cultures
  7. Microbiological analysis of environmental samples – Detection and study of microorganisms –Methods of identification and typing of microorganisms
  8. Microorganisms & biogeochemical cycling
  9. Microbiology of aquatic environment (water & wastewater) - Microbiological quality of water
  10. Microbiology of aquatic environment (water & wastewater) - Fecal pollution & remediation of the aquatic environment
  11. Wastewater treatment plant
  12. Disinfection - Composting
  13. Wastewater reuse


Lecture Method In the class - Direct (face to face)
Use of Information and Communication Technology
  • Power point presentations
  • E-class support
Instruction Organisation Activity Workload per Semester
- Lectures 26
- 10 Lab exercises 26
- Projects (lab group reports) 20
- Study & literature review 28
Course Total 100

Assessment Method

Ι. Written final examination (60% of the final course grade) that includes:   

  • Theory
  • Problems solving

ΙΙ. Lab grade (40% of the final course grade) that includes:

  • Test (40% of the lab grade)
  • Projects (60% of the lab grade)


  • E-classpresentations&notes
  • 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.
  • Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 15th edition, Michael T. Madigan, Kelly S. Bender, Daniel H. Buckley, W Matthew Sattley, David A. Stahl, Published by Pearson (January 5th 2017) - Copyright © 2018


Course Instructor: Associate Professor D. Venieri (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Lectures: Associate Professor D. Venieri (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Tutorial exercises: Associate Professor D. Venieri (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Laboratory Exercises: I. Gounaki (LTS - ChEnvEng)