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Industrial Biotechnology

Code 15944
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Industrial Chemistry
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes At the end of the course students should be able to:
-Apply knowledge in microbiology applied to different anthropogenic activities associated with the industry.
-Develop skills in the field of industrial biotechnology in order to apply biotechnological tools in areas such as biocatalysis, food biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, biotechnology applied to the pulp and paper industry and textile.
-Understand the present (being implemented) and future (in development) applications of enzymes and processes in the textile and paper industry.
-Develop the ability to use knowledge as a tool of interpretation and intervention in specific situations.
Syllabus Microbiology Applied to Industrial Processes: Characteristics and growth of microorganisms under controlled conditions. Main products of industrial microbiology. * Immobilization of enzymes and cells in bioreactors: Methods for enzymatic and cell immobilization: properties. Immobilization effects in terms of kinetics parameters and mass transfer behavior. Bioreactors for immobilization. Solid state fermentation.* Food Biotechnology: Case study: the production of wine, the dairy industry and the new food * Environmental Biotechnology: Aerobic and anaerobic bioreactors. Activated slugde bioreactors: plug-flow and CSTR. Case study. Solid waste: WWTP slugde treatment. Exercises. Biotechnology in the pulp and paper: microorganisms and enzymes involved in modifying the fibers and the process control. * Bio-processing textile polymers: Application of enzymes in the processing of synthetic polymer fibers and to protein fibers and cellulosic material. Applications in biomedical and toiletries.
Main Bibliography “Biotecnologia: Fundamentos e Aplicações”, Edts. N. Lima, M. Mota, LIDEL.
“Reactores Biológicos: Fundamentos e Aplicações”, M. M. Fonseca, J. A. Teixeira, Edt. LIDEL. Harayama, S.

Scientific papers.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-08-03

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