Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH3412 : Fundamental of Biochemical Engineering {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Susmita Mishra


Introduction to Microbiology: Structure of cells, types of cells Introduction to Biochemical process industries: Industrial alcohols, antibiotic, enzymes, vitamins, single cell process Fermentation mechanisms and kinetics: Kinetic models of microbial growth and product formation Fermentation types: Batch and continuous fermentation Bioreactors: Types of bioreactor and design Sterilization Sterilization of media and air, equipment, batch and continuous sterilizer design Biochemical product separation and recovery: Membrane separation process, chromatographic method Application to waste water treatment: Activated sludge process, aerobic and anaerobic processes.

Course Objectives

  1. To help the students to have basic knowledge in biotechnology, enzyme kinetics and biochemical processes to produce industrial chemicals.
  2. To help to select and design a bioreactor.

Course Outcomes

It interweaves bioprocessing with the chemical reaction engineering concepts. It enables the students to understand the reaction engineering approach with ease. Basic knowledge in Microbiology, Bioreactor design, Fermentation Technology, Downstream processing and sterilization concept is provided through the course. Knowledge in this field will help the bioprocess engineers & environmental engineers.

Essential Reading

  1. G. Najafpour, Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Elsivier Science , 2006
  2. J E Bailey and D F Ollis, Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals, Mc Graw & Hills Publication , 1986

Supplementary Reading

  1. M. L. Shuler and F. Kargi, Bioprocess Engineering: Basic Concepts, Prentice Hall of India , 2001
  2. R. Dutta, Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering, Springer , 2008