Course Description

Course Name

Biological Treatment of Waste

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description
We are going to cover biological wastewater treatment, bioremediation and several aspects of biological waste treatment inculding elements of public health microbioogy, process microbiology, biotransformation and toxic impact of chemicals, and the public health aspects of the disposal of wastewater effluents and sludges. This course will provide a useful information on biological wastewater treatment to students in environmental sciences and environmental engineering programs.

Course contents
1. Chapter 1. Biotechnology and Waste
2. Chapter 2. Contaminated Land and Bioremediation
3. Chapter 3. Touring of Wastewater Treatment Plant
4. Chapter 4. Overview of Biological Wastewater Treatment
5. Chapter 5. Fundamentals of Microbiology
6. Chapter 6. Roles of Microorganisms in Wastewater Treatment Contamination
7. Chapter 7. Public Health Microbiology and Microbial Indicators of Fecal Contamination
8. Make up class
9. Chapter 8. Water and Wastewater Disinfection
10. Chapter 9. Activated Sludge Process
11. Chapter 10. Bulking and Foaming in Activated Sludge Plant
12. Chapter 11. Processes Based on Attached Microbial Growth, Waste Stabilizing Ponds
13. Chapter 12. Sludge Microbiology, Biosolids, and Soild Wastes.
14. Chapter 13. Pollution Control Biotechnology
15. Chapter 14. Toxic Effects of Chemicals in Wastewater Treatment Plants
16. Final Exam

Classroom attendance and discussion 20%; Homework 30% (To be announced); Final 50%

*Course content subject to change