So You Think You Know Environmental Biotechnology Now?

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So You Think You Know Environmental Biotechnology Now?

Now that you've learned all there is to know about environmental biotechnology. Let's see just how much of it you can remember! Try your best and enjoy the fun of learning!


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  • 1. 
    Bioremediation is used when microorganisms are put into a polluted area and do what?
    • A. 

      Destroy the pollutants to purify the air, water or soil!

    • B. 

      Turn dangerous hydrocarbons into smaller harmless by-products!

    • C. 

      Create CO2 and Inorganic Salts!

    • D. 

      All Of The Above

  • 2. 
    Okay that last one was easy...let's get a little more in depth!What did people use to treat water several hundreds of years ago?
    • A. 

      Used bioremediation to allow microorganisms to purify their water

    • B. 

      Nothing!

    • C. 

      Used intricate waterway systems to purify it at a common location such as the common sewage plant

    • D. 

      Used chlorine to purify their water

  • 3. 
    Ok...here's where it gets toughWhat does the term UVGI stand for?
    • A. 

      Ultra Versatile Gaseous Irrigation

    • B. 

      Ultraviolet Gaseous Irrigation

    • C. 

      Underwater Vehicle for Gaseous Interpretation

    • D. 

      Ultraviolet Germ Irritator

    • E. 

      Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation

  • 4. 
    Let's Try something different! Fill in the blank for the following questions...__ _______ soil treatment is the process of removing soil from the ground and treating it at an outside location, such as a bioreactor.
  • 5. 
    A ___________ is a system that lets dirty or waste air in, and allows microorganisms to grow in a pool of water that is being constantly moved around by oxygen being pushed in from below.
  • 6. 
    ______________ is a possible byproduct of bioremediation, when the microorganisms break the harmful materials down!
  • 7. 
    Alright back to some multiple choice! Just to keep you on your toes!What would be the least expensive, but more time consuming way to purify a field where petroleum has leaked in to the soil?
    • A. 

      Ex Situ Soil Treatment

    • B. 

      Bioscrubbers

    • C. 

      In Situ Soil Treatment

    • D. 

      Biofilters

    • E. 

      None Of The Above

  • 8. 
    What are some of the effects of living in an area where air is not or minimally purified?
    • A. 

      Shorter Life Expectancy

    • B. 

      Better Quality Of Life

    • C. 

      Higher Disease And Sickness Raye

    • D. 

      All Of The Above

    • E. 

      Just A and C

  • 9. 
    Which bodies of water, contain bioremediated waste water?
    • A. 

      Just Lakes

    • B. 

      Just Oceans

    • C. 

      Just Rivers

    • D. 

      All Of The Above

    • E. 

      Just A and B

  • 10. 
    Okay...last chance to shine! Let's end off on a challenging note!In which order is the correct way that water is refined and purified?
    • A. 

      Screening, Grit Removal, Primary Sedimentation, Biological Treatment, Tertiary Treatment, Discharge as purified water

    • B. 

      Grit Removal, Primary Sedimentation, Screening, Biological Treatment, Discharge as purified water

    • C. 

      Screening, Biological Treatment, Discharge as purified water

    • D. 

      Bioremediation, Screening, Grit Removal, Discharge as purified water

    • E. 

      None Of The Above