Modelling and Simulation of Biological Processes


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module must be able to

  • explain the effects of temperature, pressure, and initial concentrations on reaction equilibria
  • quantitatively account for the reaction rates in commonly used expressions such as power law and rational expressions
  • account for coupled mass and energy balances to derive design equations for ideal, isothermal, isobaric reactors (e.g. batch, CSTR, PFR)
  • account for coupled mass and energy balances to design non-isothermal reactors and apply fluid mechanics principles to design non-isobaric reactors.
  • account for the mechanism, rate expressions, and models for heterogeneous reactor systems incorporating heat and mass transfer effects.


  • apply material balances to derive and use design equations for ideal, homogeneous, isothermal, non-isothermal, non-isobaric, and heterogeneous reactos.
  • analyze and interpret rate data by determining rate expressions from laboratory experimental measurements.
  • design and evaluate chemical reactor using computer-aided design and computational chemistry tools

Type of instruction

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Exercises
  • Mini-projects

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examModelling and Simulation of Biological Processes
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 titleModellering og simulering af biologiske processer
Module codeK-KT-K2-35
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science