(Created 2011-09-01.)

CALCULATIONS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY | KKKA10 |

**Aim**

- to lay the foundation for engineering computations
- to use numerical methods to analyze and study biotechnical processes
- to visualize biotechnical production systems through simulation

*Knowledge and understanding*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to calculate mass flows and energy requirements for simple biotechnological production systems
- be able to work out simple models of production systems and choose suitable numerical methods to describe the biotechnical process

*Skills and abilities*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to draw simple flow schemes for biotechnological processes
- have a basic knowledge and skills for computational methods to be able to compute numerical solutions for problems in biotechnolgy
- be able to use computers for calculations
- be able to report and evaluate computed numerical solutions

*Judgement and approach*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to simplify a described chemical reaction or biotechnological production in mass- and energy balances
- be able to describe a biotechnical process in mathematical terms

**Contents**

- energy- and mass balances for biotechnical processes
- computational methods: Matlab, numerical methods for linear equation systems, curve fitting, non-linear equation systems and differential equations

**Literature**

Arévalo C. Scientific Computing with Matlab in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Matematikcentrum LTH, 2010

Chapra S.C. Applied Numerical Methods, With MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, McGraw Hill, 2008 (ISBN 978-007-125921-7)

Grimsberg M. Börja med Matlab. Institutionen för kemiteknik 2009

Distributed papers during the course

**Code: **0112.
**Name: **Mass- and Energy Balances.

**Higher education credits: ** 3,5.
**Grading scale: **TH.
**Assessment:** Written exam and assigments.

**Code: **0212.
**Name: **Calculations.

**Higher education credits: ** 4,5.
**Grading scale: **TH.
**Assessment:** Computer exam and assigments.