Bioreactor Theory and Design (IB714)


M.Tech (IB)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (3-1-0)


Definition and basic principles of bioreactors. Bioreactor design: stirred tank, immobilized biocatalytic reactors, pneumatically agitated bioreactors, membrane reactors, animal cell bioreactors, plant cell bioreactors, photobioreactors, solid state fermentor, bioreactor operation modes and scale-up stretagies. Analysis of batch, continuous and fed batch bioreactors, non-ideal effects. Bioreactor support system: sterilization and containmenrt, system supplies. Instrumentation and control: measurement of process variables, control systems, computer applications.


Bioreactor system design by Juan-Asenjo, CRC press 1994. Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals by J.E.Bailey & D.F.Ollis2nd Ed., McGraw Hill 1986 Bioproce ss Engineering Basic concepts by Michael L Shuler, Fikret Kagrgi, Prentice Hall 1992 Biochemical Engineering by H W Blanck and DS Clark, Marcel Dekker, 1996.


Chemical Engineering

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