MBIOTECH 476-1: Bioprocess Engineering I: Kinetics, Energetics and Bioreactor Design (1 Unit)

Quarter Offered


MBIOTECH 476-1 will cover the following topics:

  • Enzymes and enzyme mechanisms
  • Kinetics of free and immobilized enzymes
  • Stoichiometry of major metabolic pathways and overall cellular stoichiometry
  • Cellular energetics and thermodynamics
  • Microbial kinetics
  • Bioreactor operations - batch, continuous, and fed-batch modes
  • Models for cellular systems - unstructured, structured, lumped and population models
  • Mixing and mass transfer in bioreactors
  • Heat transfer and sterilization
  • Applications and examples - fermentation, cell culture, biotransformations