(Created 2011-09-01.)
 CALCULATIONS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY KKKA10
Credits: 8. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: B1. Course coordinator: Ingegerd Sjöholm, Ingegerd.Sjoholm@food.lth.se and Carmen Arevalo, Carmen.Arevalo@na.lu.se, Food Technology. Assessment: New course. Parts: 2. Home page: http://www.food.lth.se.

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

Parts

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.