Biochemical Reaction Engineering is mostly deals with the most complicated life systems as compared to Chemical Reaction Engineering. To describe the behavior of any life system in terms of mathematical form is the basic essence of biochemical reaction engineering. The present course in true sense is an interdisciplinary subject since biologist, physicist, chemist, technologist and mathematician all join hand in hand to develop realistic models. This specialized subject comprises of transport processes, sophisticated advanced control system besides conventional biology, physics and mathematics. Production of biomolecules can be done broadly in two different ways namely, using enzymes and microbial cells. The present course is designed to cater all the above aspects of the subject. Students undergoing this course will be initially able to differentiate between conventional chemical reaction engineering and biochemical reaction engineering. They also develop the expertise to do the design of any biochemical process which will be very much useful for the industries.
Week 1: Microbiology, Biochemistry and Bioproducts
Week 2: Stoichiometry and Thermodynamics of biochemical reactions
Week 3: Kinetics of homogeneous chemical reactions
Week 4: Different types of bioreactors and reactor analysis
Week 5: Kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions using free enzymes
Week 6: Kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions using immobilized enzymes
Week 7: Kinetics of substrate utilization, product formation and biomass production of microbial cells
Week 8: Kinetics of substrate utilization, product formation and biomass production of microbial cells
Week 9: Design and analysis of activated sludge process and anaerobic digester. Scale up of bioreactor
Week 10:Transport phenomenon in bioprocess
Week 11:Air and medium sterilization
Week 12:Operation and Process control, Downstream processing, Economic analysis of biochemical processes and summary & conclusion
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