ΤΙΤΛΟΣ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΟΣ: ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΥΓΡΩΝ ΑΠΟΒΛΗΤΩΝ Ι

COURSEUNITTITLE:

ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

 

COURSEUNIT

CODE:

20045759

 

TYPE OF

COURSE:

 

Compulsory

LEVEL OF

COURSE:

 

First cycle, General Education

SEMESTER OF

STUDY:

4th Semester

 

NUMBER OF ECTS:

 

MODE OF DELIVERY:

Face-to-face teaching of the course contents using slides presentation. Educational materials on various topics are given through the e-learning platform “e-class”. The course also comprises laboratory experimental work.

 

CONTACT

TEACHING:

Three hours lectures, three hours laboratory

 

COURSECONTENTS:

Introductory to microbiology. Microscopic examination. Microbial diversity. Heterotrophic metabolism. Microbial nutrition and physiology. Microbial growth. Microbial enumeration techniques. Microbial interactions. Activated sludge microbiota. Obligately aerobic chemoautotrophs. Anaerobic ammonium oxidation: Anammox. Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (EBPR) and Polyphosphate Accumulating Organisms (PAOs). Nitrate and sulphate as electron acceptors for microbial anaerobic respiration (denitrifiers and sulphate-reducers). Methanogenic archaea and methanogenesis. Biodegradation of xenobiotics and slowly degradable naturally-occurring organic compounds. Molecular techniques in environmental microbiology.

 

NAMEOFLECTURER:

 

Dr. Spyridon Ntougias, Assistant Professor.

 

LABORATORY WORK:

•Microbial enumeration, effects of environmental factors on growth, control of microbial growth, culture media.

•Microbial staining and examination of activated sludge systems, microbial identification tests, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), agarose gel electrophoresis.

•Microscopic evaluation of activated sludge, identification of filamentous bacteria, protozoa and microbial indicators.

 

NAMESOFLECTURERS:

 

Spyridon Ntougias, Assistant Professor, Paraschos Melidis, Assistant Professor.

 

SUPPORTING MEMBER:

 

-

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

  1.                Environmental Microbiology (In Greek), Ntougias S., Aivasidis A., Melidis P., Embryo Publications, ISBN: 978-960-8002-66-1.
  2.                Brock Biology of Microorganisms, Madigan M.T., Martinko J.M., Parker J., Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, ISBN: 978-960-524-200-8.

 

PREREQUISITES:

Biology-Ecology

 

LEARNING

OUTCOMES

ANDCOMPETENCES:

 

  1. Knowledge based
  • Understanding the structure and physiology of microbial taxa.
  • Understanding the abundance, distribution and biodiversity of microorganisms and their interactions with the environment.
  • Learning the fundamentals of microbial growth in environmental engineering systems.
  • Understanding the role of microbial communities in nutrient cycling.
  • Understanding the biodegradation processes and the role of microorganisms in preventing environmental pollution.
  • Understanding the microbial processes and the role of microbial communities in wastewater treatment plants.
  • Use of microorganisms for biotechnological applications and energy recovery from organic resources.
  • Being familiarwithmodern molecular techniques in environmental engineering.

2. Skills / Competences acquired

  • Preparation and inoculation of culture media.
  • Enumeration of microbial population and identification of microbial community structure.
  • Control of microbial growth.
  • Evaluation of bulking phenomena in activated sludge systems.
  • Deep insight into microbial communities involved in biodegradation processes.

 

ASSESSMENTMETHODS:

Written examination and laboratory reports of experimental activities

 

LANGUAGE

Greek

 

Contact

  • Address:Department of Environmental Engineering, 67100, Xanthi

  • Telephone: 30 25410 79109,79117,79112

  • Email: secr@env.duth.gr