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Bioprocesses

Code 11855
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Biotecnologia
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Mode of delivery Face-to-face with recourse to e-learning.
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes Establish mass and energy balances in processes with and without chemical reaction. Solve combined mass and energy balances in transient regime. Know momentum, heat and mass transport phenomena. Perform calculations of heat and mass transfer in bioprocesses.
At the end of this curricular unit, the student should be able to:
- Design and interpret a flow diagram of an industrial chemical process;
- Perform mass balances in systems with chemical reaction;
- Perform energy balances in processes with phase transition and chemical reaction;
- Carry out combined mass and energy balances with phase transition and chemical reaction, in steady state or batch systems.
- Set up material and energy balances and identify knowns and unknowns in bioprocesses
Syllabus Introduction to mass balances. Systems and processes. Flowsheet. Equilibrium and steady state. Mass balances with recycling, purge and bypass. Stoichiometry of growth and product formation. Balance to the atoms. Balance to the electrons. Yield. Energy balances. Enthalpy changes in processes with and without chemical reaction. Heat of reaction in processes with biomass production. Energy balances in microbial cultures. Energy balances in fermentation processes. Introduction to mass and energy balances in unsteady state.
Main Bibliography - Lopes, A. M. C.; Nunes, M. J. "Apontamentos para a cadeira de Processos Químicos", UBI, Covilhã, 2002.
- Hougen, O. A.; Watson, K. M.; Ragatz, R. A. "Princípios dos Processos Químicos", Ed. Lopes da Silva, 1972.
- Himmelblau, D. M. "Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering", 6th Ed., Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1996.
- Lemos, F.; Madeira Lopes, J.; Ramôa Ribeiro, F. "Reactores Químicos", IST Press, 2002.
- Nunes dos Santos, A.M. "Reactores Químicos", vol. I, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian ed., 1990.
- Baley, J.E.; Ollis, D.F. "Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals ", 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 1986.
- Nielsen, J.; Villadsen, J.; Lidén, G. "Bioreaction Engineering Principles", 2nd Ed., Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Plublishers, New York, 2003.
- "Perry’s Chemical Engineer’s Handbook", 7th Ed., Perry, R.H., Green, D.W.; Maloney, J.O. (Eds) McGraw-Hill, New York, 1999.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria FREQUENCY Test average equal to or greater than 6. APPROVAL By frequency: Weighted average of 3 tests equal to or greater than 10 values, and the mark of any of the tests may not be less than 6 values By examination: Examination mark equal or superior to 10 values.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-28

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