Post Graduate in Environmental Biotechnology

Bharathiar University
In Coimbatore

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  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Coimbatore
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Objective: Students will get an idea about the hazards of environment and findout the. solutions to protect the environment. Goal: This course is important from the aspect of industrial biotechnology and will help. students who want to take up a career in industries and for research in other areas like. development, use and regulation of biological systems for remediation of contaminated. environments

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Coimbatore
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 641046., Tamil Nadu, India
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Course programme

To understand the natural environment, eco system ,environmental pollutions and
treatment of waste water.
Objective: Students will get an idea about the hazards of environment and findout the
solutions to protect the environment.
Goal: This course is important from the aspect of industrial biotechnology and will help
students who want to take up a career in industries and for research in other areas like
development, use and regulation of biological systems for remediation of contaminated
environments (land, air, water ), and for environment-friendly processes such as green
manufacturing technologies and sustainable development.
UNIT - I
Basic concepts: Interactions between environment and biota; Concept of habitat and
ecological niches; Limiting factor; Energy flow, food chain, food web and tropic levels;
Ecological pyramids and recycling, biotic community-concept, structure, dominance,
fluctuation and succession; N.P.C and S cycles in nature. Concepts and theories of
evolution - Population ecology - community structure.
UNIT - II
Ecosystem dynamics and management: Stability and complexity of ecosystems;
Speciation and extinctions; environmental impact assessment; Principles of conservation;
Conservation strategies; sustainable development. Global environmental problems: ozone
depletion, UV-B green house effect and acid rain, their impact in biotechnological
approaches for management.
UNIT - III
Environmental pollution: Types of pollution, Methods for the measurement of pollution;
Methodology of environmental management - the problem solving approach, its
limitations. Air pollution and its control through Biotechnology. Water Pollution and
control: Need for water management, Measurement and sources water pollution. Kind of
aquatic habitats, (fresh and marine), distribution and impact of environmental factors on
the aquatic biota, productivity, mineral cycles and biodegradation different aquatic
ecosystems.
UNIT - IV
Waste water treatment: Waste water collection, Physico-chemical properties of water,
physical, chemical and biological treatment processes. Activated sludge, oxidation
ditches, trickling filter, towers, rotating discs, rotating drums, oxidation ponds. Anaerobic
digestion, anaerobic filters, Up flow anaerobic sludge blanket reactors. Treatment
schemes for waste waters of dairy, distillery, tannery, sugar, antibiotic industries.
Management of estuarine, coastal water systems and man-made reservoirs; Biology and
ecology of reservoirs.
UNIT - V
Xenobiotics: Ecological considerations, decay behaviour and degradative plasmids;
hydrocarbons, substituted hydrocarbons, oil pollution, surfactants, pesticides.
Biopesticides in integrated pest management. Bioremediation of contaminated soils and
wastelands. Solid waste: Sources and management (composting, vermiculture and
methane production). Environmental mutagenesis and toxicity testing.

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