BIOL 408 Bioremediation

This course addresses the application of bioremediation as a method of removing harmful chemicals at contaminated sites. This encompasses knowledge of the physical characteristics of the contaminant compounds and their fate in the environment. Focus is on the bacteria which are known to degrade or transform these compounds, and the environmental conditions necessary for adequate remediation of a site. In addition, removal of heavy metals and organic toxins through phytoremediation (plant uptake) will be discussed. Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 190, BIOL 191, BIOL 220, BIOL 351, CHEM 121, CHEM 122, CHEM 241, MATH 126. Lecture/ Lab/ Studio Hours: 3+0+0