Fundamentals of biotechnological processes and plants (2010/2011)

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Franco Cecchi
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    Teaching is organised as follows:
    Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
    Teoria 5 II semestre Franco Cecchi
    Laboratorio 1 II semestre Franco Cecchi

    Lesson timetable

    II semestre
    Activity Day Time Type Place Note
    Teoria Monday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall H from Mar 14, 2011  to Jun 15, 2011
    Teoria Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall H from Mar 14, 2011  to Jun 15, 2011
    Teoria Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall C from Mar 16, 2011  to Jun 15, 2011
    Laboratorio Wednesday 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM lesson Laboratory Laboratorio Bioreattori from Mar 14, 2011  to Jun 15, 2011

    Learning outcomes

    Module: laboratorio
    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: theoretical fundamentals
    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.


    Module: laboratorio
    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: theoretical fundamentals
    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: laboratorio
    Written report

    Module: Theoretical fundamentals
    Two written tests will be given