Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101036071998Environmental Biochemistry and BiotechnologyElective118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Objectives of the Course
The course is designed to introduce microbial metabolism of xenobiotics and concentrating on their fates in the environment, to widen knowledge preventing and treatment of pollution in biological manner, in other words, to improve environmental quality by biotechnological methods. On completion of the course, using the information gathered from lectures and background reading you should have a sound knowledge of the exploitation of micro-organisms in the following areas: Biodegradation, Bioremediation, biodeterioration, and pollution monitoring.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Alper AKKAYA
Learning Outcomes
1Be able to understand and define the terms about enviromental biotechnology
2Gain understanding and experience of biotechnologic techniques about the treatment of various wastes
3To have a thorough knowledge of xenobiotic metabolism
4Scope out about the problems of environment pollution and determine the cautions about prevention of environment pollution
5Gain an ability to assess, compare and interpret the scientific data
6Be able to collaborate effectively as a team worker and self improvement through following up innovations in science
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to Metabolism of xenobiotics (Phase-I and Phase –II reactions), Stereochemistry, kinetics and biochemistry of waste treatment, precipitation and coagulation of wastes, waste water treatment (aerobic processes), history, waste water supplies, aerobic biological waste water treatment, filter processes, activated sludge processes, etc. Nitrification, denitrification and phosphorus removal, Drinking-water treatment, Waste water treatment (anaerobic): introduction, biology of methane production, biodegradation processes of solid wastes. Detoxification of hazardous chemicals, Bioremediation, energy and biofuel, natural resource recovery, agro biotechnology.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Metabolism of xenobiotics: Phase-I and Phase –II reactions.Selection of xenobiotic and Literature survey
2Stereochemistry, kinetics and biochemistry of waste treatment.Literature survey and selection of microorganism which can degrade xenobiotic
3Precipitation and coagulation of wastesStrategic planning for xenobiotic biodegradation
4Waste water treatment (aerobic processes), history, waste water suppliesPreparation and sterilization of media, preparation of strain
5Aerobic biological waste water treatment, filter processes, activated sludge processes, etc.Biodegradation of xenobiotic and profiling of biodegradation mechanism
6Nitrification, denitrification and phosphorus removalBiodegradation of xenobiotic and profiling of biodegradation mechanism
7Drinking-water treatment
8Mid-term ExamDiscussion
9Waste water treatment (anaerobic): introduction, biology of methane production. Biodegradation of xenobiotic and profiling of biodegradation mechanism
10Waste water treatment (anaerobic): biodegradation processes of solid wastesBiodegradation of xenobiotic and profiling of biodegradation mechanism
11Detoxification of hazardous chemicalsData evaluation
12Bioremediation, energy and biofuel, natural resource recoveryProblem Discussion
13Agro biotechnologyProject
14Project presentationProject presentation
15Project presentationProject presentation
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Biotechnology Secondary Metabolites: Plants and Microbes (Second Edition) edited by K.G. Ramawat and J.M. Merillon Science Publishers, 2007 Biotechnology of Antibiotics and other Bioactive Microbial Metabolites by G. Lancini, R. Lorenzetti, Springer; 1st Edition, 1993
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the sections of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation".
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14456
Laboratory14228
Tutorial14228
Report Preparation12020
Project Preparation12020
Project Presentation122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)241
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1 545        
LO2     4      
LO35           
LO4 5          
LO5    4    5  
LO6      555   
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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