Stoichiometric conservation laws, red-ox reactions in microbiology, bioenergetics, assimilation and dissimilation, lumped parameters, the concept of chemical and biological oxygen demand, important parameters in Environmental Technology. Water quality and quantitative methods for chemical and physical characterization.
Unit 2: Process analysis
Reactors, Mass balances, Tranport and reactions, The steady state approximation.
Unit 3: Microbial conversion processes and kinetics
The cellular yield, cellular growth stoichiometry, COD balances and BOD. Population versus individual cell growth, substrate specific growth kinetics, Monod kinetics, Multi- substrate kinetics, Inhibition kinetics, Environmental factors and kinetics. Maintenance. Loss of bacterial cells: Cell death and endogenous respiration.
Unit 4: Bioprocess analysis
Continuous stirred tank reactors, Batch and Feed Batch reactors, Biomass retention, Activated Sludge Process, Biofilm reactors.
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Written exam||1/1||3 hours||A - F||Valid calculator. |
- Course coordinator
- Ilke Pala Ozkok , Roald Kommedal
- Coordinator laboratory exercises
- Hans Kristian Brekken , Erling Berge Monsen
- Course teacher
- Leif Ydstebø, Torleiv Bilstad
- Head of Department
- Gro Johnsen
Method of work
The course is based primarily on a series of lectures and exercises (seminars).
Laboratory exercises in wastewater and reactor characterization (approx. 20 hours).
|Environmental Process Analysis (MET170_1)||5|
|Environmental Biotechnology (MOT470_1)||5|
Link to reading list
Last updated: 25.09.2020