Fermentation Technology (IB712)


M.Tech (IB)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (4-0-0)


Introduction: history, time line. Microbial growth kinetics: Batch, continuous and Fed-batch cultures. Micro organism: Isolation, preservation and strain improvement; Media for industrial fermentations: carbon sources, nitrogen sources, other ingredients, design, optimization. Sterilization: Design of batch and continuous sterilization, sterilization of fermentor. Inoculum development. Aeration and agitation: mass transfer considerations, K a value determination, factors affecting K a values. Process technology for the production of : Baker's Yeast, ethanol, organic acids, microbial polysaccharides, industrial enzymes and antibiotics.


Principles of Fermentation Technology by Stanbury & Whataker, ,2nd edition,Elsvier,2005. Comprehensive biotechnology by Murray Moo-Young, ,1st Edition, Pergamon , 1985 Bioprocess technology, Kinetics & Reactors by A.Moser, Springer Verlag 1981


Chemical Engineering

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