Lecturer : GOH KIAN MAU, PhD Semester : Semester I 2012/13 Synopsis : This course presents the principles and methodology frequently applies in bioprocess engineering. It emphasizes the application of biological knowledge in the industry. This course introduces the principles and chemical engineering calculations for unit operations commonly found in industries. Laboratory sessions are also incorporated to allow students to develop their hands-on skills and their ability to interpret laboratory data. This work, SQG2513 Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering by GOH KIAN MAU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
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Topic 1Microorganism: Biologists and engineers think differently
Biologist and engineers think differently. Biologist think about theories and science behind observation but engineer like to apply the materials to make money. This topic describes how biologists and bioprocess engineers look at microorganisms.
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Topic 2Enzymes: Biologists and engineers think differently
Enzymes are enable a biological process or reaction to work faster. To biologist, they are interested of protein primary, secondary, tertiary, and quarternery structures. However, bioprocess engineer are searching for stable and effective enzymes so that the manufacturing plant is more feasible.
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Topic 3Basic process flow diagram
The most basic concept in processing engineering is process flow sheet. This topic introduce the basic unit operation.
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Topic 4Basic to bioreactor
Microorganism are grown in bioreactor to produce bioproduct. Various type of bioreactors are introduce here.
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Topic 5Basic downstream processing
Downstream process involves a series of purification steps to obtain highly purified bioproducts. This topic gives an overview of the unit operation.
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Topic 6Some exercise questions
An exercise related to bioprocess engineering is provided. The materials can help students to test themselves.