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Biochemical kinetics and bioreactor


Biochemical reactions, reactors and microbial engineering

Reactors instrumentations

Microbial kinetics

Material Balances, stoichiometric and yield relationships

Thermodynamic Balances

Idealized reactors (Batch, Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor, Tubular Reactor), combinations of ideal reactors, recycling reactors and real reactors 

Distribution of residence times

Modeling real reactors with combination of ideal reactors





Lectures, Tutorials.


Practical courses,

1)     Saccharomyces cerevisiae culture. Kinetic and mathematical analysis

2)     Enzyme reactor design


Understanding and implementing the biological reactions


Elements in biochemical engineering. Description of the bioreactor and its instrumentation. Mass, elementary and energetic balances. Application to ethanolic fermentation. Numerical experimental data treatment

Needed prerequisite

Chemical and enzymatic kinetics / Differential and matrix calculations

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...