Dec 06, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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CHME 4430 - Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

Description, fundamentals, and engineering features of processes using microbial, plant or animal cells or their enzymes. Topics include review of biochemistry, review of microbiology, computer simulation, growth, death, aseptic techniques, continuous culture, fermenter design, sterilization, mixed cultures, process scale up, immobilized cells and enzymes, recovery of products, and process economics. Weekly exercises requiring personal computers.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: background in chemical engineering or microbiology. Biochemistry strongly recommended.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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