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Biochemical Engineering (BS935)

Introduction

This module will introduce students to the range of fundamental operations used by process engineers, who perform chemical and biological reactions on a large scale and separate the raw products into finished materials suitable for the market place. The principle focus will be on biotechnological processes. The module will cover processing options for handling and separating compounds of interest. It aims to develop process engineering skills which will enable students to select the appropriate methods to make the required end product.

 

Content

Review of Process Engineering Unit Operations including:

Feedstock variability
Fermentation and Bio-Reactors
Extraction/Separation technologies
Optimisation of performance
Dealing with waste e.g. effluent treatment with emphasis on those systems used in bioprocessing.