14BBI46 - Biotechnological processes

Course specification
Course titleBiotechnological processes
Study programmeBiochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
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    ConditionAttended courses: Biochemistry, Microbiology at undergraduate levelОблик условљености
    The goalThe aim of this course is that students acquire knowledge of the basic biotechnological processes, the principles, kinetics, conditions and calculations of microbial growth and microbial production for various practical purposes (utilized in food, ecological and medical engineering).
    The outcomeAcquiring of the principles, calculations and techniques used in various biotechnological processes. By acquiring these principles, calculations and techniques the students will be able to select the most appropriate production microorganism, make a strategy for the improvement of microbial productivity and characteristics, as well as to select appropriate technological parameters, bioreactor design and working regime for the production of microbial biomass, specific metabolites and/or plant and animal tissue.
    Contents of lectures The course encompass technology, methods and kinetic aspects of the microbial growth and cell production (bacterial, animal cells, plant cells) for various purposes (food, ecology, pharmacy and medicine). The immobilization of cells, bioreactor design and working regimes for various cell types and production purposes is studied.
    Contents of exercisesThe course is based on lectures which also include calculations and experimental practice. Calculation examples include kinetic of microbial growth and production for various purposes, in different types of reactors, under different conditions, and working regimes. A part of practical lessons is held experimentally in laboratory through the course Laboratory practicum 2.
    1. Ljiljana Mojović, Biohemijsko inženjerstvo, TMF, Beograd, 2006. (Original title)
    2. Michael L. Shuler, Fikret Kargi, Bioprocess engineering, Basic concepts, sec. edition. 2002, PHI, India (Original title)
    3. Marica Rakin, Ljiljana Mojović, Biohemijsko inženjerstvo, Zbirka rešenih ѕadataka sa teorijskim osnovama, TMF, Beograd, 2009. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingInteractive lessons with using video presentations; biochemical and kinetic models and calculations; laboratory practice, seminars and homeworks.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures5Test paper50
    Practical lessonsOral examination