Content (Syllabus outline)
-Introduction and sources of threats to environmental degradation and the principles of environmental applications of biotechnology: -biotechnology solutions to protect water, soil and air (aerobic and anaerobic water purification, composting, bio-filtration of air, biodegradation of xenobiotics, de-pollution and sanitation, bioremediation, etc..).
-Selection and development of natural and modified microbial cultures for environmental biotechnology solutions.
-Demonstration and monitoring of pollution or. purity of the environment and monitoring the performance of environmental bioprocesses.
Selected topics from biomonitoring.
Design techniques based on exploiting the principles of macrocosm (microbial-plant associations).
-Environmental biotechnology solutions on the basis of rational use of energy and raw materials in conventional and extreme environments.
-Discussion on the concept of closed ecosystems and ECLSS (Environmental Control and Life Support System)
-Environmental and sustainability principles in the commercial technologies of production of energy, raw materials, commercial products and services.
-Biosecurity and legislation: ethical principles, safety, safety products, the release of GMOs into the environment, create a public image of biotechnology
-During practical work students get acquainted with the laboratory models of depolution biotechnology (demonstration). They acquire methods of sampling and environmental analysis.
- The seminar presentations (group or individual) process temporarly interesting topics (case studies).
-Field work is to introduce the operating devices and technologies in environmental science.
Full-time enrollment in the corresponding year of the study program Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biology, Agronomy or Food Technology.