Biochemical Systems (2008/2009)

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Course code
4S00092
Credits
6
Coordinator
David Bolzonella
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
Impianti biochimici (laboratorio) 2 ING-IND/25-CHEMICAL PLANTS 2° Sem David Bolzonella
Impianti biochimici 4 ING-IND/25-CHEMICAL PLANTS 2° Sem David Bolzonella

Learning outcomes

Module: Impianti biochimici (laboratorio)
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The "lab" session of the course of Biochemical Engineering is part of the whole course: it is shared between the lab activity and the calculation exercises in classroom


Module: Impianti biochimici
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The main aim of the course is to give to students the tools for the comprehension of the transport phenomena and mass and energy balance, which are foundamentals for the process engineering of biochemical plants.

Syllabus

Module: Impianti biochimici (laboratorio)
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The course is based on some experimental activities dealing with the determination of the inter-phase mass transfer (oxygen) and some numerical excerises about the transport phenomena for mass, energy and momentum.


Module: Impianti biochimici
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1. Introduction

Preview of some operation units and applications in biotechnological plants for the production of primary and secondary metabolites.

2. Mass and energy balances

The following themes will be considered:
- mass and energy balance in biotechnolgical processes
- energy requests for aerobic and anaerobic bioprocesses

3. Transport phenomena

The following themes will be considered:
- mass transport phenomena
- energy transport phenomena
- momentum transport phenomena

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: Impianti biochimici (laboratorio)
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Written report


Module: Impianti biochimici
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Two written tests will be given

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