Bioprocess engineering (CH761)


M.Tech (IBT)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (3-1-0)


Introduction: history, time line; Microbial growth kinetics: Batch, continuous and Fed-batch cultures; Microorganism: Isolation, preservation and strain improvement; Media for industrial fermentations: nutrient sources, design & optimization by Design of experiments; Sterilization: Design of batch and continuous sterilization of medium, bioreactor, filter sterilization of process streams; Inoculum development;Sold state fermentation; Bioprocess monitoring and measurement.
Fundamentals of enzymology: classification, chemical mechanisms of enzyme catalysis; kinetics of single-substrate and multi-substrate enzyme catalysed reactions; enzymatic production of valuable molecules in batch operation;Process technology for the production of: Baker’s yeast, ethanol, organic acids, antibiotics and high fructose corn syrup.


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
Enzymes by Trevor Palmer, Affiliated East-West Press Ltd.
Biocatalysis-Biochemical fundamentals and applications by Peter Grunwald, Imperial College Press.


Chemical Engineering

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