Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105046412011Application of Biosorption in Nuclear Technology Elective118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course for students, in addition to conventional methods for the removal and recovery of metals/radionuclides, is to be able to find out the basic knowledge concerning the biosorption technique by different kind of dead microorganisms, kind of biosorbents, most important parameters affecting biosorption process, application and examples for the biosorption process for radionuclides from different media
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Şule AYTAŞ
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to understand removal and recovery of radioactive metals by biosorption process.
2Being able to comprehend the application process in lab-scale and industrialize scale
3Being able to comprehend the description of the biosorption and biosorbent.
4Being able to comprehend the importance of the mechanisms of biosorption and affecting parameters.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Physicochemical forms and behaviour of radionuclides in environment, transfer mechanisms, influence processes on radionuclide migration, correlation of environmental parameters of radionuclides, general determination methods of radionuclides in environmental samples.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1A general view to biosorption process and importance of removal and recovery of metals.
2Different kinds of biosorbents and chemical properties.
3Preparation and improvement of biosorbents
4Affecting experimental factors on biosorption mechanism
5Quiz
6Metal-binding and important ligands for metals.
7Process arrangement and equipment
8Immobilization of metal binding compounds
9Application for biosorption of radionuclides
10Mid-term exam
11Application for biosorption of radionuclides
12Feasibility of biosorbents application
13Comparison of the role of biosorption in environmental process.
14The presentation of the semester Project.
15The presentation of the semester Project.
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Volesky, B., (1990) Biosorption of heavy metals, CRC Pres, 1990,Boca Raton-USA. Volesky, B. (2004), Sorption and Biosorption, Montreal, Canada
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Report Preparation12020
Report Presentation111
Criticising Paper31030
Self Study14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading14456
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)235
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
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3
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5
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6
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9
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10
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11
LO1          4
LO2 545545 54 
LO3  5 5555   
LO4           
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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