Biological Treatment of Waste

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biological Treatment of Waste

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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%

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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