Fundamentals of biotechnological processes and plants (2011/2012)

Course code
4S02707
Credits
6
Coordinator
Franco Cecchi
Academic sector
ING-IND/25 - CHEMICAL PLANTS
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Teoria 5 I semestre Franco Cecchi
Laboratorio 1 I semestre Franco Cecchi

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
Teoria Monday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall F  
Teoria Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F  
Laboratorio Tuesday 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Laboratory Laboratorio Bioreattori  

Learning outcomes

Module: 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, including the basic schemes of chemimcal and biochemical plants


Module: theoretical fundamentals
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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, reaction kinetics and bioreactors, which are foundamentals for the process engineering of biochemical plants.

Syllabus

Module: 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: theoretical fundamentals
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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
- reaction kinetics and fundamentals of mass balances in bioreactors

3. Transport phenomena

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: laboratorio
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Written report, including basic schemes of chemical plants


Module: Theoretical fundamentals
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Two written tests will be given