Topic outline

  • General


    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. 

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  • Topic 1

    Microorganism: 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.
  • Topic 2

    Enzymes: 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.
  • Topic 3

    Basic process flow diagram

    The most basic concept in processing engineering is process flow sheet. This topic introduce the basic unit operation.
  • Topic 4

    Basic to bioreactor

    Microorganism are grown in bioreactor to produce bioproduct. Various type of bioreactors are introduce here.
  • Topic 5

    Basic downstream processing

    Downstream process involves a series of purification steps to obtain highly purified bioproducts. This topic gives an overview of the unit operation.
  • Topic 6

    Some exercise questions

    An exercise related to bioprocess engineering is provided. The materials can help students to test themselves.