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This course introduces various advanced applications of plants and microorganisms in evaluating whether bioremediation is a viable strategy for remediation of a contaminated site, factors that influence the rate and extent to which environmental contaminants are metabolized by microorganisms in the environment as well as bioremediation techniques for clean-up the mess according to bioremediation classifications as Biotransformation, Biodegradation and Mineralization. In addition, the student will be able to dealing with an effective innovative technology for treatment of a wide variety of contaminants. This technology includes phytoremediation (plants) and rhizoremediation (plant and microbe interaction). Rhizoremediation, which is the most evolved process of bioremediation, involves the removal of specific contaminants from contaminated sites by mutual interaction of plant roots and suitable microbial flora.
1. Describe and explain the concept and applications of bioremediation
2. Relate the concept of bioremediation technology to real-life
3. Compare and contrast various approaches that are used in strain improvement of industrial microorganisms for bioremediation purpose
4. Propose a new and suitable technique to clean-up the environmental contaminants using the knowledge in bioremediation technology
5. Discuss related ethical issues in bioremediation technology including rules and regulation as well as impact to human and environment.
6. Demonstrate a schematic diagram for the proposed new suitable techniques for bioremediation applications.