COURSE SYLLABUS

Environmental Engineering Microbiology 7.5 Credits

Miljöteknisk mikrobiologi
Second cycle, A7005B
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2017 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 01 Mar 2010

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 13 Jun 2016

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject
Environmental Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Environmental Care and Enivronmental Protection

Entry requirements

Chemical Principles (K0016K) or a corresponding course.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim

The course aims to provide basic knowledge on generic microbiology and advanced knowledge on its environmental engineering applications, particularly within waste science and technology.

 

The goal of the course is that participants:

 

Should be able to apply:

- Basic natural science on the environmental engineering applications.

 

Should be able to perform:

- Simple microbiological investigations.

- Structure and content of a technical report, including formal correctness.

- Information retrieval from scientific databases.

- Basic environmental engineering calculations.

- Active team work, both as a member and leader.

- Critically review, design and develop unit processes for environmental engineering applications of microbiology.

 

Be able to describe and reflect on :

- How microorganisms affect and are affected by their environment.

- Microecological processes

- The function of application processes and the interdependence of substrates, microflora, process conditions and the process output.

 

Know about:

- Generic microbiological concepts.

- Important microbiological processes in nature.

- Important environmental engineering applications of microbiology.

- Security rules of laboratory work.


Contents
Unit operations of environmental engineering microbiology applications, e g waste treatment.   The student assesses the processes in view of realistic problems with regard to the environment, character of process, microorganisms, process design and sizing. The potential of the processes are analyzed e g with regard to design criteria and environmental conditions. In support of the application oriented course parts a generic background in microbiology will be given. This part will focus on taxonomy, physiology, different types of metabolism, requirements for growth and control as well as micro ecology. Also basic laboratory techniques for the characterization of micro biota, will be introduced.

Realization

The teaching consists of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, study visits and project assignment in group. The dominating part of the course is a problem oriented project assignment including laboratory work, individual specialization studies, oral and written presentation with opposition. The course starts with a lecture series that presents basic microbiology and environmental engineering microbiology applications. Students may be supplemented with more specialized information on demand as a support to the project work


Examination
Written examination. Laboratory, study visits, project work with oral and written presentations and opposition are compulsory.

Examiner
Anders Lagerkvist

Literature. Valid from Spring 2017 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Ecke, H. & Lagerkvist, A. (2004) Anaerobic treatment of putrescible refuse. Avd. f. avfallsteknik, Luleå tekniska universitet, Luleå.
Parts of av Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M., Bender, K.S., Buckley, D.H., Stahl, D.A., Brock Biology of Microorganisms. Fourteenth edition. ISBN-10: 1-292-01831-3, ISBN-13978-1-292-01831-7.
Parts of: A. Lagerkvist (Ed.) (2003) Landfill Technology. Div. of Waste Science and Technology, LTU.
Partsof: Solid Waste Technology & Management (2010) Thomas Christensen (Editor) Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-4051-7517-3.
Scientific papers relevant for project assignment

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0006Written exam4.0G U 3 4 5
0007Laboration and projectwork3.5U G#

Study guidance
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