Bioprocess Engineering 7.5 Credits

Second cycle, B7003K
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2014 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
Course plan approved by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Geosciences 2007-02-28.

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 13 Jun 2014

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Chemical Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

Basic principles of physics and chemistry. Mathematics through differentil equations. Transport processes, Unit operation. Corresponding to the courses K0016K Chemical principles, B0007K Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, B0003K Transport Processes, B0004K Unit Operations and F0004T Fysik 1.

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Selection C

Course Aim
The course will give the students an introduction to industrial bio-engineering and also give skills in the use of microorganisms in bio-engineering production systems. After completion of the course students will be able to:
• describe theoretical concepts within bioprocess engineering.
• describe and clarify enzymes\' basic functions and their significance in biochemical processes.
• describe central metabolic reaction pathways and in addition explain the cells energy turnover.
• describe which factors direct microbial cell growth and product structure and in addition complete equations for this.
• describe bioreactors mathematically.
• manage and design bioreactors.
• describe and explain various processes for product extraction and cleaning.
• describe normal existing large scale bioprocesses.
• carry out, evaluate and record experimental bio-engineering work.

The course consists primarily of the following topics:
Industrial microbiology
Microbial metabolism
Fermentation operation
Design and control of bioreactors
Processes for product extraction

The course consists of lectures, calculation examples and laboratories. In the lectures the theory regarding the chosen modules will be discussed. During the calculation practice, example problems will be solved and the concepts discussed in the theory section will be illustrated. The laboratories illustrate key elements from the lectures and will give students practical experience in fermentation operation.

The examination will encompass the course material.
Students who have failed an examination on five occasions will not be allowed further resits.

The course B7003K is equal to KGB008
The course is given on an advanced level as part of the specialisation Chemical and Biochemical Process Engineering on the Master’s programme Chemical Engineering Design.
Study guide can be found in Fronter in the current course room.

Transition terms

Magnus Sjöblom

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Larsson, Gen (2012). Cultivation technology. 2:ond edition. Scientific reports and other complmentary material will also be included.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0001Written exam6.0G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work1.5U G#