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41008 Environmental Biotechnology

6cp; 4hpw, on campus, weekly
Requisite(s): 48821 Principles of Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering



Environmental biotechnology deals with theories and fundamental principles of microbiological processes and biotechnologies. It is a vital scientific and engineering toolkit for environmental engineers to address environmental problems and apply appropriate environmental applications to solve real-life problems. The aim of this subject is to enable students to acquire comprehensive knowledge of state-of-the-art environmental biotechnological processes for wastewater treatment, landfilling, sludge treatment and bioremediation, bioenergy production and metal recovery, etc. It also provides students with a better understanding of the mechanisms of environmental biotechnology processes, microbiology of environmental engineering systems, metabolism, microbial ecology, natural and environmental engineering systems, design of anaerobic suspended bioprocesses and reactors, value-added biotechnological products, bioengineering of isolated life support systems, as well as biosolids and septage management. The subject exposes students to a number of emerging technologies in biotechnology that are promising in future environmental and industrial applications.

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Spring session, City campus

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