636-0115-00L  Biochemical Engineering

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersS. Panke, W. Minas
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


636-0115-00 GBiochemical Engineering3 hrs
Fri08:15-11:00BSA E 46 »
S. Panke, W. Minas

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AbstractThe course covers the fundamentals of implementing biotechnological reactions and cultivations into reactors and major methods of product purification.
ObjectiveThe objective is to instruct students in the key concepts that are required for efficient application of biotechnological systems (enzymes and cells) for the production of chemicals and proteins.
ContentEnzyme kinetics – mass transfer in heterogeneous systems – enzyme reactors – residence time distributions - upstream processing of fermentation processes – ideal reactors – macrokinetics - gas transfer – membrane processes – chromatography
Lecture notesHandouts and text book references will be provided over the course.
LiteratureEg Pauline Doran, Bioprocess Engineering, Clark & Blanch, Biochemical Engineering, Harrison and Todd, Bioseparation Science and Engineering

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ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersS. Panke, W. Minas
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
Additional information on mode of examinationOral exam, 30 Minutes

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