You need to activate javascript for this site.
Menu Conteúdo Rodapé
  1. Home
  2. Courses
  3. Textile Engineering
  4. Applied Biotechnology

Applied Biotechnology

Code 9567
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Ciência e Tecnologia Têxteis
Mode of delivery Face-to-Face and e-learning.
Learning outcomes - To understand the several enzyme classes
- To know and calculate the kinetic aspects related with enzymes, velocity and extension of the enzymatic reactions
- To be able to relate the state of the art and potential applications
- To be able to control and optimize an enzymatic processes.
At the end of the course Unit the student must be able to understand the application of biological processes in conventional industrial technologies; understand the controlled use of microbiological systems and enzymes; knowing the present (in phase) and future (under research) applications of enzymes in textile materials and processes; able to develop the ability to use knowledge as a tool of interpretation and intervention in specific situations.
Syllabus 1 biotechnology and the sustainable development
2 the importance of biotechnology and the impact in the textile industry
3 Enzymatic kinetics, Michaelis-Menten model, 1st order desactivation model, Enzyme inhibition, pH, temperature and other factor effect.
4 Industrial applications to vegetable FIBERS: Cellulose and cellulases, Hemicelluloses and hemicellulases, Pectin’s and pectinases, Lignin, lacases, xylanases and oxiredutases
5 Industrial applications to PROTEIN FIBERS: proteins and transglutaminases, tyrosinases, protein disulphide isomerases, Cutin and cutinases, Lipids and lipases, Proteins and proteases
6 Industrial applications to SYNTHETIC FIBERS: Polyesters and esterases, Polyamides and amidases; Acrylic, nitrilases and nitril-hidratases/amidases; PLA and esterases.
7 – Application and Optimization of biotechnology processes by experimental design techmiques (Respomse Surface Methodology).
Main Bibliography Several Articles/Scientific Papers (ISI SCI)
Cavaco-Paulo and G.M. Guebitz. Textile processing with enzymes. Woodhead Publishing limited, 2003. ISBN 1-85573-610-1.
Gary Walsh, Denis Headon. Proteín Biotechnology. John Wiley & Sons, 1994. ISBN 0-471-94396-7.
Joaquim M.S. Cabral, Maria Raquel Aires-Barros, Miguel Gama, Engenharia Enzimática. Editora LIDEL, Edições Técnicas, 2003. ISBN 972-757-272-3.
Karl-Erik L. Eriksson and Artur Cavaco-Paulo. Enzyme Applications in Fiber Processing. ACS Symposium series 687, 1998. ISBN 0-8412-3547-3.
C.P. Kubicek, D.E. Eveleigh, H. Esterbauer, W, Steine and E.M. Kubicek-Pranz. Trichoderma reesei Cellulases: Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology and Application. The Royal Society of Chemistry, 1990. ISBN 0-85186-936-X.
Albert Barella i Miro. Princípios de Diseño de Experiências y Optimizacion de Processos Industriales. A.I.T.A., 1970. ISBN 84-400-2490-8.
Montgomery, D.C. (1997). Design and Analysis of experiments, 4th ed., USA, John Wiley & Sons.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2012-05-29

The cookies used in this website do not collect personal information that helps to identify you. By continuing you agree to the cookie policy.