Recovery and Purification of Chemical and Biological Products


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module must be able to

  • account for industrial downstream processing methods for different types of products
  • describe main principles of process design and development of downstream processing strategies
  • explain effect of fermentation development on downstream processing (upstream versus downstream)
  • account for separation principles and their effectiveness
  • account for product release, secretion, cell disruption, flocculation processes, centrifugation, conventional filtration and membrane filtration, precipitation processes, process chromatography, product polishing, and distillation.


  • calculate sizing and scale up of most frequently used unit operations
  • develop complete processes

Type of instruction

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examRecovery and Purification of Chemical and Biological Products
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleOprensning af kemiske og biologiske produkter
Module codeK-KT-K1-33
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Bioengineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science