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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Biochemical Process Analysis and Design

1. COURSE INFORMATION:

SchoolChemical and Environmental Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
DirectionChemical Engineering
Course IDCHENVE 302Semester6th
Course CategoryRequired
Course ModulesInstruction Hours per WeekECTS
Lectures, Tutorials and Lab exercises6
Th=3, E=1, L=2
5
Course TypeScientific Area
Prerequisites 
Instruction/Exam LanguageGreek
The course is offered to Erasmus studentsYes
Course URL 

 

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the different types of biochemical reactions that take place in the context of industrial biotechnology or environmental biotechnology.
  • Know how to design bioreactors to produce specific (bio)compounds.
  • To describe the various biochemical processes used in industrial and environmental biotechnology as well as the processes used in enzymatic conversions.
 
General Competencies/Skills
 
  • Data analysis, design and calculation of kinetic rates of biochemical processes.
 

3. COURSE SYLLABUS

 
  1. Elements of microbiology and biochemistry
  2. Kinetics of enzymatic reactions
  3. Kinetics of reactions with immobilized enzymes
  4. Kinetics of microbial growth
  5. Kinetics of production of metabolic products
  6. Mathematical simulation models
  7. Design of classical bioreactors (batch, fed-batch, CSTR)
  8. New generation bioreactors (Perfusion, Airlift, SBR)
  9. New generation bioreactors (hollow-fiber, MBR, MBBR)
  10. Aeration and agitation of bioreactors
  11. Sterilization
  12. Applications in industrial processes
  13. Applications in environmental processes.
 

4. INSTRUCTION and LEARNING METHODS - ASSESSMENT

Lecture MethodDirect (face to face)

Use of Information and Communication Technology

 
  • Power point presentations
  • E-class support
 
Instruction OrganisationActivityWorkload per Semester
(hours)
- Lectures39
- Tutorials13
- Laboratory exercises26
- Self Study47
Course Total125

Assessment Method

I. Written final exam (75%) which includes:
-Problem solving
ΙΙ. Laboratory mark (25%)

5. RECOMMENDED READING

 
  • «ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ ΒΙΟΔΙΕΡΓΑΣΙΩΝ – Βασικές Έννοιες», Πανεπιστημιακές εκδόσεις ΕΜΠ (2005)
  • «Bioprocess Engineering – Basic Concepts», M.L. Shuler & F. Kargi, Prentice Hall (1992).
 

6. INSTRUCTORS

Course Instructor:Associate Professor,Anestis Vlysidis (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Lectures:New Faculty Member (Faculty-ChEnvEng)
Tutorial exercises:New Faculty Member (Faculty-ChEnvEng)
Laboratory Exercises:A. Pantidou (STLS - ChEnvEng),Roika Sarika (LTS - ChEnvEng)