BE Biotechnology Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year)University of Mumbai

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Environmental Biotechnology Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) BE Biotechnology University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Introduction
  • Environmental Degradation, types of environmental degradation, factors affecting environmental degradation, biogeochemical cycles (Nitrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Hydrological), pollution, pollutants and their types (general idea), Man induced impact on environment (Global warming, Green house effect, ozone depletion, acid rain, Photochemical smog), Environmental monitoring- sampling (land, air, water), analysis- physical, chemical, biological, pollution monitoring- bioindicators, biosensors, biomarkers, pollution control aspects
200.00 Pollution Control
  • Pollutants, types, sources, effects, atmospheric stability, atmospheric dispersion- (Gausian plume model), problems, air pollution control- Particulate and gaseous control, source correction methods, natural pathways of exchange of air pollutants from atmosphere to earth (wet precipitation- rain out, washout)
300.00 Water Pollution Control
  • Pollutants, types, sources, effects, measurement of organic and inorganic pollutants, DO depletion, modelling of BOD reaction, problems on BOD, Methods of waste water treatment, Microbiology and design (activated sludge process, trickling process), Rotating Biological contactors, Fluidized bed reactors, anaerobic sludge digestion, Methanogenesis, methanogenic, acetogenic, fermentative bacteria- technical process and condition, waste water treatment using aquatic plants, heavy metal removal by hairy roots.
400.00 Soil Pollution Control
  • Pollutants, types, sources, effects, bioremediation of contaminated soil, types of bioremediation, factors affecting bioremediation, phytoremediation, role of genetic engineering
500.00 Solid Waste Management
  • Types of solid waste, sources, effects, methods of collection, disposal methods, potential methods of disposal, disposal of hazardous waste, Biological conversion process (aerobic, anaerobic, bioventing), biotechnology applications to hazardous waste management
600.00 Special Topics in Bioremediation Technology
  • Nanotechnology for bioremediation of heavy metals, sulphate and sulphur reducing bacteria, bioremediation of petroleum sludge using bacterial consortium and biosurfactnts
700.00 Downstream Processing
  • Downstream processing in biological treatment process, effluent disposal and reuse, biofiltration of waste gas, treatment and purification of biogas
800.00 Effluent Treatment
  • Need of ETP in industry
  • Components of ETP
  • General design procedure for ETP
  • ETP studies of industries like dairy, metal, food etc.
900.00 Environmental Legislations
  • Water Prevention and Control Pollution Act
  • Water pollution act
  • Air pollution and prevention act
  • The environment Protection Act
  • Forest Conservation Act
  • Municipal Solid Waste Rules
  • Biomedical Waste Rules
  • Hazardous Waste Rules
  • Environmental Clearance, Environmental Legislation and Pollution Control Acts in India
  • Central Pollution Control Board, its functions and powers, Procedure to operate an industry
1000.00 Environmental Standards
  • Need and Use of environmental standards
  • Agencies and Bodies setting environmental standards
  • Classification of environmental standards
  • National and International Standards for waste water
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