CIE526 Environmental Remediation
[3–0, 3 cr.]
This course deals with processes employing microorganisms, fungi, plants or their enzymes to return contaminated environments, such as polluted waters and soils, to their natural conditions. The control, optimization and monitoring of bioremediation is discussed as well as the environmental factors and microbial populations involved. In-situ, ex-situ applications and genetic engineering approaches are emphasized as well as effects of climate change.
Pre-requisite: Fourth-year standing.