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Attendance requirements:

There are no requirements.



Study level:

graduate academic studies

Study program:

Environmental Chemistry: 1. year, winter semester, elective (E51S2) course


Vladimir P. Bekoski, Ph.D.
full professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd

Branimir S. Jovanievi, Ph.D.
full professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd


Hours of instruction:

Weekly: four hours of lectures + two hours of exercises + three hours of labwork (4+2+3)


The primary objective of the course is to enable students to become familiar with the behavior of harmful substances in the complex environment, and to acquire knowledge of existing technologies for the sustainable remediation of the ecosphere, which pollution is due to the activities of the human-industrial society.


Theoretical knowledge and experimental knowledge and skills of basic remediation technologies, the possibilities and importance of their application in the real world of industry and economic activities.

Teaching methods:

Lectures and interactive teaching, theoretical exercises, laboratory exercises, seminar papers.

Extracurricular activities:

Searching and collecting literature, preparing for exercises, writing a seminar paper and preparing exams.


Main coursebooks:

  • G. M. Evans, J. C. Furlog: Environmental Biotechnology: Theory and Application, 2nd Edn., Wiley, Chichester, 2011.
  • A. K: , , , 2007.
  • M. M. Khan, M. R. Islam: Zero Waste Engineering, Scrivener/Wiley, Salem/Hoboken, 2012, pp. 464.
  • J. H. Lehr: Handbook of Complex Environmental Remediation Problems, McGraw Hill Professional, 2002.
  • V. Beskoski, B. Jovancicevic: Lecture material
  • V. Beskoski: Lecture material (Remote Access Live connection between Lab with instrument (GCxGC/MS) and lecture place)

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Additional material:

  Course activities and grading method


5 points (4 hours a week)


  1. Behavior of harmful substances in the environment.
  2. Defining remediation, in situ and ex situ remediation procedures.
  3. Physical remediation processes - separation and extraction.
  4. Chemical remediation processes - separation and extraction.
  5. Biological remediation processes - separation and extraction.
  6. Remediation by physical control.
  7. Remediation by chemical control.
  8. Remediation by biological control.
  9. Remediation by physical transformation and decomposition.
  10. Remediation by chemical transformation and decomposition.
  11. Remediation by biological transformation and decomposition.
  12. Application of biological systems - bioremediation in the broad sense.
  13. Microorganisms as biological agents for remediation.
  14. Phytoremediation, zooremediation and ecoremediation.
  15. Basic principles of 2-dimensional gas chromatography.


5 points (2 hours a week)


20 points (3 hours a week)

Semester papers:

20 points

Oral exam:

50 points