Kinetics and Modelling of Bioprocesses

2019/2020

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in Linear algebra, Calculus, Biomolecules and Biochemistry or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

  • Introduction to mathematical modeling and bioprocesses, applications and approach
  • The kinetics of enzymatic reactions, kinetics of cell growth, metabolism and inhibition, the effect of temperature and pH
  • Mass balances and modeling of ideal bioreactors at steady-state and non-steady-state
  • Examples of model development; manual estimation of process parameters based upon experimental data

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module

  • Can account for the kinetics of biochemical reactions
  • Understand how mathematic models are constructed for different processes and bioreactors

Skills

  • Can determine the kinetics and calculate the relevant kinetic parameters for the processes in a bioreactor
  • Can define the most important variables and make sufficient assumptions to be able to derive the mathematic model of a bioprocess
  • Can apply a mathematical model on a bioreactor

Competences

  • Can use mathematical modeling for the design of biotechnological processes

Type of instruction

  • Lectures and calculation exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examKinetics and Modelling of Bioprocesses
Type of exam
Written exam
4 hours
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleKinetik og modellering af bioprocesser
Module codeK-BBT-B3-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science