COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Environmental Microbiology CMZ   246 4 3 3 4

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. Olcayto KESKİNKAN
Instructors
Prof.Dr.OLCAYTO KESKİNKAN1. Öğretim Grup:A
Prof.Dr.OLCAYTO KESKİNKAN2. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The aim of this course is to teach microorganisms which is the subject of public health and environmental technology, to introduce microorganisms and their life cycles, to provide an understanding of biological processes in which microorganisms are participating, to describe the usage of them in producing goods and services, to describe their roles in wastewater treatment processes, to teach how to biodegradation studies can implemented,to teach mecanism of infection and contamination.
Content
Microbial pollution of water, changes of the natural qualities of water, growth conditions in natural populations, micro-organisms and their habitats, the general methods of measurement of pollution, BOD kinetics, carbon cycle and kinetics of substrat limiting bacterial growth, endogenous metabolism, microbial growth and practice of and usage of substrate removal mechanisms in biological treatment, basıc microbiology activated sludge processes, indicator microorganisms, bulking problem, coliform bacteria and the importance of coliforms in environmental engineering, analysis methods of coliforms, nitrogen cycle, and the role of microorganisms in nitrogen cycle, nitrification and denitrification microbiology, biological N removal in wastewater plants, biological , phosphorus cycle and microbiology, principles of biological phosphorus removal in wastewater treatment plants, sulfur cycle and microbiology, sulfate-reducing bacteria related problems, the anaerobic treatment of wastewater and waste sludges, microbiology and important factors, immobilized enzyme and cell technology, the enzyme sources and the production of enzymes, pathogens in water in the soil and air, mechanism of infection, interactions between artificial ingredients and mikroorganisms.

Learning Outcomes
1) The student who have taken this course knows usage of bacteriological growth kinetics in biological treatment, and they learn what kind of microorganisms play role in ecosystems and technological processes,
2) The student who have taken this course can learn patogenity of microorganisms and they learn how they can be used in a controlled environment, learn of their functions in cycles of substances,
3) Students knows what kinds of microorganisms are considered as an indicator in any processes
4) Environmental Engineers who have taken this course knows life cycles of microorganisms which subject to ecology, public health the environmental technology,
5) Provides an understanding of the processes involving microorganisms,
6) Describes the usage of micro-organisms to produce goods and services,
7) Teaches roles of microorganisms in wastewater treatment, teaches how biological treatability studies can be implemented, teaches the mechanisms of infection and contamination.
8) biological N removal in wastewater plants,
9) biological N removal Examination
10) phosphorus cycle and microbiology, principles of biological phosphorus removal in wastewater treatment plants,
11) sulfur cycle and microbiology, sulfate-reducing bacteria related problems
12) the anaerobic treatment of wastewater and waste sludges, microbiology and important factors,
13) immobilized enzyme and cell technology, the enzyme sources and the production of enzymes,
14) pathogens in water , soil and air, mechanism of infection, interactions between artificial ingredients and mikroorganisms.
15) Conclusions


Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
Becomes equipped with adequate knowledge in mathematics, science, environment and engineering sciences
X
2
Becomes able to apply theoretical knowledge in mathematics, science, environment and engineering sciences
X
3
Determines, describes, formulates and gains capabilities in solving engineering problems
X
4
 Analyzes a system, components of the system or process, gains the designing capabilities of the system under the real restrictive conditions.
X
5
Chooses ans uses the ability to apply modern tools and design technics, suitable analytical methods, modeling technics for the engineering applications
X
6
 Designs and performs experiments, data collection, has the ability of analyzing results
X
7
Works individually and in inter-disciplinary teams effectively
X
8
Becomes able to reach knowledge and for this purpose does literature research and to uses data base and other information sources
X
9
 Becomes aware of the necessity of lifelong learning and continuously self renewal 
X
10
Capable of effective oral and written skills in at least one foreign language for technical or non-technical use
X
11
 Effective use of Information and communication technologies
X
12
 Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself accordingly. 
X
13
 Professional and ethical responsibility
X
14
 Project management, workplace practices, environmental and occupational safety; awareness about the legal implications of engineering applications
X
15
 Becomes aware of universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications, entrepreneurship and innovation and to have idea of contemporary issues
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Microbial pollution of water, changes of the natural qualities of water, growth conditions in natural populations, Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
2 microorganisms and their habitats, the general methods of measurement of pollution, kinetics of BOD, Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
3 carbon cycle and kinetics of substrat limiting bacterial growth, Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
4 endogenous metabolism, microbial growth and practice of and usage of substrate removal mechanisms in biological treatment, Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
5 basıc microbiology activated sludge processes, indicator microorganisms, bulking problem, Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
6 coliform bacteria and the importance of coliforms in environmental engineering, analysis methods of coliforms, Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
7 nitrogen cycle, and the role of microorganisms in nitrogen cycle, nitrification and denitrification microbiology, Review of the lecture notes
8 biological N removal in wastewater plants, Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
9 biological N removal Examination Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
10 phosphorus cycle and microbiology, principles of biological phosphorus removal in wastewater treatment plants, Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
11 sulfur cycle and microbiology, sulfate-reducing bacteria related problems Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
12 the anaerobic treatment of wastewater and waste sludges, microbiology and important factors, Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
13 immobilized enzyme and cell technology, the enzyme sources and the production of enzymes, Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
14 pathogens in water in the soil and air, mechanism of infection, interactions between artificial ingredients and mikroorganisms. Students should study to relevant sections of the lecture notes
15 Final examination Review of the lecture notes
16-17 Final examination Review of the lecture notes

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