The course aims at giving increased skills in making quantitative analysis of microbial processes, both on the cellular and the reactor level.
The course will also give an enhanced understanding of mass and heat transfer phenomena in a bioreactor, and the role of these phenomena in design and scale-up of bioreactors.
The course is based on the textbook Bioreaction Engineering Principles by J. Villadsen, J. Nielsen and G. Lidén, 3rd edition, Springer 2011 (ISBN 978-1-4419-9687-9) http://www.springer.com/chemistry/biotechnology/book/978-1-4419-9687-9
The following topics are covered in the course: Microbial reactions, stoichiometry, the C-mol concept, degrees of reduction, microbial thermodynamics, modelling of metabolic networks, microbial kinetics, mass transfer, bioreactor design and scale-up
These topics are covered in the following chapters of VN&L: 1 – 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11.
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