Bioremediation and biological processes for wastewater treatment

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Pollutants in the environment, of natural and synthetic origin; impact on the environment. Biogeochemical cycles. Microbial interactions. Bioremediation, in situ, ex situ (bioremediation technologies). Xenobiotics, microbial degradation.

Wastewater treatment biological processes - removal of organic and inorganic impurities (biooxidation, nitrification, denitrification, EBPR). New methods of wastewater treatment. SBR system. Methods of monitoring the quality of the microbial biomass (identification, diversity). Microbial culture - flocs, granules, biofilm. Bioaugmentation. Bioreactors. Process and environmental factors. Calculations (process variables).


  1. interpret the biological processes of wastewater treatment, highlight the advantages and disadvantages, calculate process variables
  2. analyze and interpret bioremediation technologies
  3. adopt and discuss new insights about bioprocesses in wastewater treatment and bioremediation
  4. knowledge of legislation in environmental protection and ecological educational work in the living and working environment


  Lectures 10  
  Seminars 10  
Exam Seminar  X Oral Exam  X


  1. Ghassemi, A. (2002), Handbook of Pollution Control and Waste Minimization, Marcel Deker, Inc., New York, NY.
  2. Metcalf & Eddy (2003), Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 4th Ed., McGraw Hill Inc., New York, NY.
  3. Grady, C.P.L., Daigger, G.T., Lim, H.C. (1999), Biological Wastewater Treatment, 2nd Ed., Marcel-Deker Inc., New York, NY.
  4. Reynolds, J.P., Jeris, J.S., Theodore, L. (2002), Handbook of chemical and environmental engineering calculations, Whiley-Interscience, A John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY.