Syllabus year 2005

Processteknik för bioteknik- och livsmedelsindustri

Credits: 15. Grading scale: TH. Compulsory for: B3. Course coordinator: Olle Holst,, Gunnar Lidén,, och Christian Trägårdh,, Livsmedelsteknik. Prerequisites: KKK070 Biotechnology, KAT090 Chemical Engineering- Transport Processes and KMB060 Microbiology. Recommended prerequisites: KAT031 Chemical Engineering- Separation Processes, KFK080 Thermodynamics, KBK011 Biochemistry, FMA410 Calculus in one variable, FMA420 Linear algebra and FMA430 Calculus in several variables. Assessment: Written and oral examinations, written reports and oral presentaions, hand-in assignments. Approved computer exercises. Written and oral report evaluations. The final grading will be based on the average of the different parts. Parts: 4.


Throughout the course there are lectures, group exercises and study visits.

The course comprises four parts:

Reaction engineering (5p)

Microbial process technology (3p)

Unit operations in the food and biotechnical industry (3p)

Project laboratory-work in microbial process technology and unit operations (4p)

Danielsson, N. Å.: Kemisk reaktionsteknik
Sandkvist, Carin, Att skriva tekniska och vetenskapliga rapporter, anvisningar för Kemiteknikprogrammet och Bioteknikprogrammet, 2001.
Doran, Pauline M. Bioprocess Engineering Principles, Academic Press 1997.
Kessler, Heinz-Gerhard, Food and Bio Process Engineering, Dairy Technology, Verlag A. Kessler, 2002
Van Loan C. F. Introduction to Scientific Computing: A Matrix Vector Approach using Matlab, Prentice Hall, 2000
Nakamura, Shoichiro, Numerical Analysis and Graphic Visualization with Matlab, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002
Kessler, Heinz-Gerhard, Food and Bio Process Engineering, Dairy Technology, Verlag A. Kessler, 2002


Code: 0103. Name: Reaction Engineering.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination and computer assignments. Contents: The course will provide problem solving skills concerning reactor calculations for industrial processes. Furthermore, the course will provide an understanding of the interplay between reaction and mass transfer in chemical and biotechnical processes. Further information: Organisation: Partly given withe the course Chemical Reaction Engineering. It comprises lectures, exercises and computational assignments..

Code: 0203. Name: Microbial process technology.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Industrial microorganisms. Fermentation technology incl. raw materials and substrates, microbial kinetics, bioreactors, sterilization of liquids, gases and equipments, measurement and control. Survey of separation processes. .

Code: 0303. Name: Unit operations for the food and biotechnical industry.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination and computer assignments. Contents: Achieve knowledge and understanding of unit operations important for industrial production. Descriptions of their use, common equipment and computations to predict their performance. The complex physical properties of biological products and thermal unstable properties will be considered in the theoretical as well as the applied parts of the course. Further information: Organisation: Redovisningarna i projektlaborationsdelkursen (BLT010 0403) utformas och utgör en del av föreläsningarna i denna delkurs.

Code: 0403. Name: Project laboratory-work in unit operations and microbial process technology.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written reports and oral presentations. Written evaluations of the reports. Compulsory presence at all presentations and reporting meetings. Opposition at presentations. Contents: In this part a process technology case will be studied in the format of a project. It will give training in operating a project and in group work. The project work includes literature study, experimental planning, laboratory work to obtain data required to solve the issues of the case.