Course Title : Biology and Chemistry for Environmental Engineers

Code 30150
Course Year 2nd year
Class day & Period
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s)
Language Japanese
Instructor Y.Shimizu,T.Matsuda,

Course Description

This course aims to learn basic chemistry and biology essential for environmental science and technology. This course is divided into two parts. The first half is basic water chemistry and analytical chemistry. The second half is biology including structure of major biomolecules, central dogma and respiratory system and energy metabolism.


The grading is based on the score of a midterm examination and a regular examination.

Course Goals

To learn basic chemistry and biology essential for environmental science and technology.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Chemical parameters in the aquatic environment 1 pH, concentration,activity and activity coefficient,acid and bases in the aquatic environment
Acid and base reaction in the aquatic environment 3 Principle of acid base equilibrium. Logarithmic diagram and proton condition. carbonates in both closed and open systems.
Methods to control the aquatic environment 2 Alkalinity and Acidity. Coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation with logarithmic diagram.
Midterm examination 1 Midterm examination is on 7th time around.
Cell and biomolecules 2 Structure and function of cellar organelles and biomolecules such as lipids, protein, nucleic acids.
The central dogma 3 DNA replication, transcription and translation.
respiratory system and energy metabolism 2 Aerobic respiration and other type of respiratory systems of environmental microorganisms.


Handouts will be distributed.


James D. Watson "Molecular biology of the gene(7th)"
David L. Nelson"Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry(6th)"


Nothing in particular.

Several reports will be given for preparation and review.

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