Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Biological Processes CEV316 6 3 + 0 5

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. ŞEYDA KORKUT
Instructors Assoc.Prof. ŞEYDA KORKUT
Goals The aim of this course is to give knowledge about mechanism and theories of biological processes in wastewater treatment and giving examples of current applications.
Contents Microbiology of wastewater, microbial metabolism and growth kinetics, kinetics and modeling of biological treatment, types of biological reactors, simple biological treatment, stabilization ponds, oxidation ditches, aerobic suspended growth systems, activated sludge processes, aerobic biofilm systems, trickling filters, biodisk systems.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students should have knowledge about biological processes for water and waste water treatment at the end of the course.
2 Students should have knowledge about applications of biological processes at the end of the course.
3 Students should have knowledge about importance of biological processes in environmental engineering at the end of the course.
4 Students should have knowledge about design principles of biological processes and how to use of design parameters at the end of the course.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lecture, presentations
Assessment Methods Mid-term exam, homework, final exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Purpose and content of the course, general descriptions
2 Principles of biochemical processes
3 The parameters used in biological systems
4 Microbiology of Environmental Engineering
5 The growth kinetics of organisms
6 Aerobic treatment systems
7 Anerobic treatment systems
8 Biological nitrogen removal processes
9 Biological phosphorus removal processes
10 Biological sulfur removal processes
11 Bioprocesses for hazardous waste
12 Biodegradation of wastes
13 Biofilm systems
14 Sludge treatment and disposal

Textbook Lecture notes
Additional Resources -Biological waste water treatment, second edition, Revised and Exponded, C.P. LeslieGrady, JR GLEN T. DAIGGER HENRY C. LIM Marcel- Dekker Inc., 1999. -Biotechnology for waste and wastewater treatment, Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Ph.D. Noyes Publications, 1996. -Industrial Waste treatment Handbook, Frank Woodard, PhD, P.E., Woodard & Curran 2001. -Cevre Muhendisliginde Biyoprosesler, Prof. Dr. Fikret Kargi, DEU Muhendislik Fakultesi Basim Unitesi 1998.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 40
In-Term Total 1 40
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice.
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques.
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design.
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications.
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings.
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams.
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources.
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
11 Communicates using technical drawing.
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility.
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications.
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age.
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 6 84
Assignments 1 4 4
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 4 4
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load (h) 141
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4.7
ECTS Credit of the Course 5