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CEV 203 - Environmental Microbiology

Course Objectives

To emphasize the importance of microorganisms
2. To increase interest in environmental microbiology
3. To convey fundamental knowledge of microbiology so to construct a basis for the following courses
4. To give the microbial dimension of environmental engineering problems and their solutions
5. To develop the ability to conduct experiments in environmental microbiology applications

Course Description

Microbial diversity. Description and characteristics of bacteria, archaea, protozoa, algae, fungi, viruses. Carbon and energy flow in microorganisms (glycolysis, Krebs cycle, electron transport system). Aerobic and anaerobic respiration and photosynthesis. Enzymes and their functions. Microorganisms important for environmental engineering: Microbiology of water, wastewater and biological treatment systems. Settling properties of activated sludge; problems and solutions. Natural microbial ecosystems. Microbial bioremediation.

Course Coordinator
Gülsüm Emel Zengin Balcı
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