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Water Microbiology I

This course will provide an introduction to the microbial world of Microbiology. It will be a broad based course which will cover a practical and theoretical introduction to the main characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms which are important from process microbiology and public health view points. It will introduce cell morphology including structure and function. Bacterial, fungal, protozoan, algal, and viral organisms will be studied as to their growth, reproduction and enumeration as well as the physical and chemical agents used in the disinfection of water. The laboratory portion will provide hands on practical experience in aseptic technique and the isolation, cultivation and enumeration of microorganisms found in water and wastewater, as well as preparing their growth medium.