The main aim of this course is to provide a bridge between principles of microbiology and engineering fundamentals for chemical engineering students, specially for resolving the main environmental problems.

  • Course Title: Environmental Biotechnology
  • Presented for: M.Sc. Students
  • Course No: 211404501
  • Credits/Weeks: 3/17
  • Semester: Spring
  • Group Presenting: Biotechnology



Part I: Characteristics of wastewaters

Part II: Fundamentals of Stoichiometry and Energetics

Part III: Microbial Kinetics for Environmental Processes

Part IV: Activated Sludge Process Design

Part V: Clarifier Design and Maintenance


Metcalf & Eddy Inc., G. Tchobanoglous, F. L Burton, H.D. Stensel, “Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Reuse”, McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2002.

B.E. Rittman, P. L. McCarty, “Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications”, Prentices-Hall, 2001.

D. H. F. Liu, B. G. Liptak, “Wastewater treatment”, Lewis publishers, 2000.

E.J. Olguin, G. Sanchez, E. Hernandez, “Environmental Biotechnology and Cleaner Bioprocesses”, Taylor and Francis, 2000.

L. K. Wang, V. Ivanov, J. Tay, Y. Hung, “Handbook of environmental engineering: Environmental Biotechnology (vol 10)”, Humana Press, 2010.


Lenore S. Clescerl, Arnold E. Greenberg, Andrew D. Eaton, “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater“, Amer Public Health Assn, 1999.

Examination method

Mid. Term Exam 20-40%
Final Exam 30-50%
Project 15-35%
Home works 5%

Teaching Method: Lectures