Biochemical engineering

NAME OF THE COURSE Biochemical engineering

Code

KTH203

Year of study

2.

Course teacher

Prof Davor Rušić

Credits (ECTS)

7.5

Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

30

15

30

0

Status of the course

Mandatory

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

Mastering the engineering principles in chemistry, biochemistry and Mediterranean cultures

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Chemistry, Biochemistry and Mathematics 1

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

Student is expected to develop an ability to analyze an engineering aspects od Chemistry and Biochemistry

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

Week 1: Definition of areas of biochemical engineering, biochemical engineering significance, connections with other areas of science.
Week 2: The concept of biological systems.
Week 3: Features of engineering fermentation processes.
Week 4: Features of engineering enzymatic processes.
Week 5: Field of the preparation of the substrate.
Week 6: Preparing for the test and systematization of presented lectures
Week 7: First test
Week 8: Area of bioconversion (introduction)
Week 9: The bioreactor as space unfolding biochemical reactions, types of reactors, reactor construction, aerated systems.
Week 10: Bioreaction kinetics (reaction kinetics concept, the influence of product and substrate, thermodynamics of the reaction, biocatalysis)
Week 11: The conditions in the bioreactor (sterility of the bioreactor system, the mode of reaction, the retention of biomass in the reactor, mass transfer, heat transfer, rheology and mechanical strength of the biological material)
Week 12: Design and analysis of bioreactors.
Week 13: Important biotechnological processes in idustry
Week 14: Preparation for second test.
Week 15: Second test

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

Regular attendance and active participation at lectures, seminars and exercises.

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

2.0

Research

0.0

Practical training

1.5

Experimental work

0.0

Report

0.0

1.0

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.0

 

 

Tests

0.5

Oral exam

1.5

 

 

Written exam

1.0

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

A student can pass a part or the entire exam by taking two partial tests during the semester. Students who do not pass the partial exams have to take an exam in the regular examination term. During the examination terms students take written and oral exam.
Scoring: <55% insufficient;55-66% sufficient (2); 67-79% good (3); 80-92% very good (4); 93-100% excellent (5)

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

E. Bailey,D.F.Ollis,Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals,McGraw-Hill.1986.

0

N.F.Millis, Biochemical Engineering ,Academic Press, N,Y.1978.

0

Z.Gomzi, Kemijski reaktori, Hinus, Zagreb 1977

10

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

 

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

Quality assurance will be performed at three levels:
(1) University Level;
(2) Faculty Level by Quality Control Committee;
(3) Lecturer’s Level.

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)