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.
Review of Process Engineering Unit Operations including:
Fermentation and Bio-Reactors
Optimisation of performance
Dealing with waste e.g. effluent treatment with emphasis on those systems used in bioprocessing.