Course syllabus

# Biotekniska beräkningar Calculations in Biotechnology

## KKKA10, 8 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-04-04

## General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish

## 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

## Learning outcomes

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

Competences and skills
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

## Examination details

Assessment: New course.

Parts
Code: 0112. Name: Mass- and Energy Balances.
Credits: 3,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam and assigments.
Code: 0212. Name: Calculations.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Computer exam and assigments.

The number of participants is limited to: No

• 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.

## Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ingegerd Sjöholm, ingegerd.sjoholm@food.lth.se
Course coordinator: Carmen Arevalo, Carmen.Arevalo@na.lu.se
Course homepage: http://www.food.lth.se
Further information: Approved hand-in assignments. Scored parts:2