Phytoremediation

ECTS points:
3

Program:
diplomski

Course number:
66750

Course Description

COURSE CONTENT

The fast technological development, modern agricultural practices and poor management of toxic waste have led to the accumulation of various pollutants that have a significant impact on humans and environment. The need for their removal and the introduction of more restricted ecological standards has increased the need for the use of new technologies such as phytoremediation. Phytoremediation is an environmentally friendly technology (green technology) that uses plants for the degradation, assimilation, metabolism or detoxification of various environmental pollutants. This course is designed through four methodological units: (1) Phytomediation- types of contaminants and basic principle of phytomediation processes, description of key parameters for designing phytoremediation process and system definition for phytoremediation experiments; (2) Biochemical mechanisms of detoxification in higher plants where the biochemical mechanisms of detoxification of organic and inorganic contaminants in plants will be explained; (3) Phytoremediation of inorganic and organic pollutants where key parameters will be considered in the creation of phytoremediation processes for the cleaning of inorganic and organic pollutants; (4) Transgenic plants in phytoremediation where the strategy of plants genetic transformation for the phytomediation of inorganic and organic contaminates will be considered.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • define types of contaminants and phytomediation processes
  • discuss phyoremediation application in cleaning soil, water and air
  • explain the biochemical mechanism of higher plant detoxification
  • describe the key parameters in designing phytoremediation process of inorganic and organic pollutants.
  • discuss the application of transgenic plants in phytoremediation
  • find and orally present scientific work in phytoremediation filed