Course detail

Bioengineering I

FCH-BC_BIO1Acad. year: 2020/2021

In the course Bioengineering I students will learn how to solve the system mass balances, what bioreactors exist and how they can be used and applied. Furthermore, students will learn about bioreactor mixing, aeration and mass transfer, and sterilisation conditions of bioreactor systems. The subject deals with the kinetics of enzymatic reactions, phase flow characteristics, transport cell processes, microbial kinetics and cultivation methods (batch, fed-batch and continuous system).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The output of the attendance for this course will be :
a) theoretical knowledge of basic bioengineering apparatus,
b) the ability to balance bioreactors systems,
c) skills to process bioengineering results and to apply them on practical tasks,
d) gain of overview about the present situation in the science and research in bioengineering field,
e) competence to process the final knowledge in other courses of the study field and final student's works.

Prerequisites

Primary in this course is the knowledge of the basic biochemical and microbiological apparatus, in particular, it is built on the problems of enzymes, cell morphology and physiology. The ability to apply principles of chemical engineering, especially the physical description of unit operations in reactors, is also required.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

F.Kaštánek: Bioinženýrství. Academia. Praha, ČR, 2001, ISBN : 8020007687 (CS)
V. G. Gupta, A. Pandey, New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Secondary Metabolites Biochemistry and Applications, Elsevier, 2019, ISBN 9780444635044 (CS)
A. Kovalčík, Bioinženýrství I, e-learning, 2020, FCH, VUT v Brně (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in the form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week, seminars - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

1. Credit: During the semester and at the end of the semester, students will pass a written test from calculations. The conditions for the receiving credit is obtaining min. 50% points from the test and given one presentation on a selected topic.
2. Conditions for passing the exam: To pass the exam it is necessary to write a test and obtain at least 50% of points. Students who have attained at least 50% of points will pass an oral exam. Both, the results of the oral exam and the written test will be included in the assessment.
ECTS classification.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. System balance
2. Bioreactor
3. Mixing in bioreactors
4. Aeration
5. Sterilization
6. Enzyme kinetics
7. Inhibition of enzyme reactions
8. Microbial kinetics
9. Batch system
10. Fed-batch system
11. Continuous system

Aims

The aim of Bioengineering I is to master the basic bioengineering knowledge of bioreactor systems. One objective is to understand the kinetics process in reactors. Another goal is to achieve the ability to solve balancing industrial and laboratory tasks in the field of fermentative and enzyme technologies.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is not obligatory but it is recommended. At seminars the calculations of model examples are given - attendance is obligatory.
Furthermore, in the seminars each student at the beginning of the semester will select a topic from the list created by the course guarantor and will prepare a presentation. Presentations will take place during the semester according the agreed schedule.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHMN , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_BT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BKCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_BT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPCP_CHTPO Bachelor's

    specialization PCH , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BKCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_PCH , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHTP Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHP , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BKCP_CHTPO Bachelor's

    specialization BT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    specialization CHPL , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
    specialization PCH , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHTPO Bachelor's

    specialization CHPL , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
    specialization BT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPCP_CHMA Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning

eLearning: opened course