Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Environmental Biotechnology CVM 412 8 3 + 0 3 5
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. FATİH KARADAĞLI
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Course Objective In undergraduate education, environmental-biotechnology is important subject to develop engineering solutions to environmental problems. The importance of biotechnological methods and its related areas increases day by day for slvng environmental problems. In this course, biotechnology applications in environmental engineering will be presented.
Course Content Microbiological reactions, enzymes, energy gain in microbial reactions, Gibbs equation, the relationship between microbial growth and energy gain from biochemical reactions using McCarty theories
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Student can list at least three examples of how biotechnology is used in environmental engineering Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Student can list at least three groups of microorganisms that are used in environmental biotechnology applications Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Lab / Workshop, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 Student identifies variety of organic molecules that are encountered in environmental biotechnology Lecture, Question-Answer, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Student can compute theoretical cell production from microbial reactions by combining cell synthesis reaction with chemical reaction Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Lab / Workshop, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
5 Student recognizes kinetic equations for microbial growth and substrate consumption Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
6 Student can apply kinetic equations to reactors to write mass balance equations for the system Lecture, Question-Answer, Motivations to Show, Simulation, Lab / Workshop, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 General look at biotechnology applications
2 Biotechnological processes for removal of hazardous wastes
3 Biodegradation and enzymes
4 Organic compounds and biodegradation
5 Kinetics of biodegradation
6 Energetics of microbial reactions
7 McCarty theories
8 Microbial reactions and growth
9 Nitrification and denitrification
10 Fermentation reactions and their applications
11 Metal removal
12 Sulfate reduction
13 Methane production
14 Biodegradation reactions of oil derivatives
Course Notes Rittmann, B.E. and McCarty, P.L. (2001), Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications. McGraw-Hill, Singapore.
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems. X
2 Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
3 Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods. X
4 Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
5 Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems. X
6 Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually X
7 Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language. X
8 Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology.
9 Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics. X
10 Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development.
11 Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Uygulama) 20
2. Performans Görevi (Uygulama) 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 12 12
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 15 15
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 127
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.08
dersAKTSKredisi 5