Course syllabus

Biokemisk reaktionsteknik
Biochemical Reaction Engineering

KETN30, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2020-03-27

General Information

Main field: Biotechnology.
Compulsory for: B4-pt
Elective Compulsory for: MBIO2
Elective for: K4-p, W4-p
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

Aim

Development of new biotechnical processes requires analysis of the microbial metabolism as well as the bioreactor. The aim of this course is to provide the student with understanding and skills to enable them to analyse a biotechnical process in a quantitative fashion. This will provide the basis for the design and scale-up of processes in biotechnology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

The course treats processes in biotechnology in a quantitative fashion on both the cellular and the reactor level. The following topics are covered: Metabolic reactions, stoichiometry, the C-mol concept, degree of reduction, thermodynamics in microbial systems, modelling of metabolic networks, reaction kinetics, design of biotechnical processes, mass transfer, and scale-up of biotechnical processes.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination. Assignments.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Parts
Code: 0117. Name: Theory.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination
Code: 0217. Name: Calculation Assignment.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report

Admission

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic biochemistry (e.g. KBKA/KBK011), Reaction engineering (e.g. KETF25 or KETF40/KTE170) and linear algebra (e.g. FMAA20)
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KTE071

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Gunnar Lidén, Gunnar.Liden@chemeng.lth.se
Course homepage: https://www.lth.se/chemeng/ketn30/