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Environmental Process Engineering
Lecture Environmental bioprocess engineering
Professor Dr. Breiter
  • 1. Introduction to environmental bioprocess engineering (EBPE)
    2. Stochiometry and reaction kinetics in (EBPE)
    3. Waste water
  • a) Waste water parameters, legal conditions
    b) Particle separation, pre-treatment ...
    c) Lake systems. Waste water cleaning by plants ...
    d) Carbon elimination
    • Process with suspended biomass
    • Biofilm structure
    • Process with fixed biomass
  • e) N-elimination: Nitrification, Denitrification, Anamox
    f) P-elimination: Chemical and biological process
    g) Foam and sludge formation
    h) Sterilization
  • 4. Anaerobic sludge formation
    5. Bioremediation of soil
    6. Microbial gas treatment
    • Biofilter
    • Bio-scrubber
Aims of the lecture The students should learn how EBPE is based on natural processes, which are then intensified and modified. Students should be able to adapt existing processes to the constantly changing composition and amounts of contaminated environmental media and to the changes in the legal framework. Students should also learn how to develop new biological processes taking into account new scientific knowledge about natural processes.
Lecture Applied microbiology
Professor Dr. Vogel
  • Basic lectures:
    • DNA, genetic code, transcription, translation
    • Prokaryotes vs. eukaryotes: differences in genome organization, plasmids
    • Horizontal transfer of genetic material
    • Molecular cloning: Modification of plasmids, importance of E. coli
  • Tutorial (project):
    Genetic modification of a granulovirus for protein expression
    • Database search of genome sequences, organization of coding regions etc
    • Planning of modification strategy, virtual design of constructs
  • Practical:
    • Implementation of the molecular cloning strategy
    • Test of the transgenic virus in cell culture
Aims of the lecture In this module students will learn about genetic engineering and its application for industrial production as well as recycling/detoxification. This includes basic knowledge about the genetic code, its modification and means of application in industry. Basic as well as advanced cloning techniques and essential components of expression systems will be combined by the students during class for virtual molecular cloning in one actual research project of the department. This is complemented by subsequent testing of the theoretical cloning strategy in the lab. This model is aimed to fit students with knowledge about biotechnology and its adoption for industrial purpose.
Lecture Environmental process engineering
Professor Dr. Breiter
  • 1. Introduction to Environmental Process Engineering EPE
  • a) Environment pollution
    b) Ozone hole
    c) CO2 issue, coupling
  • 2. Air pollution control
  • a) Legal framework
    b) Dust separation processes
    • Electrostatic precipitator ESP
    • Dust filter
    • Wet scrubber
  • c) Desulfurization (FGD)
    • Quasi-dry and dry processes
    • FGD gypsum
  • d) DeNOx systems
    • Technologies
    • Low and high dust SCR processes
  • 3. Waste water treatment
  • a) Waste water pararmeters, legal framework
    b) Redox processes
    • Cyanide detoxification
    • Chromate detoxification
  • c) Neutralizing und precipitation
    • Hydroxide precipitation
    • Sulfide precipitation
    • Organosulfide precipitation
  • d) Coagulation
    • Surface charge, zero point of charge
    • Coagulation agents
    • Mechanisms
  • e) Liquid-solid separation in EPE
Aims of the lecture The students should gain an overview of key environmental issues and understand how environmental process engineering is based on natural processes that are modified. Using this knowledge, students should be able to adapt existing processes to the changeable environment and to develop new processes.