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Prof. Dr. Garabed Antranikian, Prof. Dr. Andreas Liese, Prof. Dr. Rudolf Müller, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Pörtner, Prof. Dr. An-Ping Zeng
2 Hours Seminar
Recommended Previous Knowledge:
Bachelor "Process Engineering", "Bioprocess Engineering"
Biotechnical production process for
-Food, feed and food additives
-Pharmaceuticals, herbicides, insecticides
-Organic acids and base chemicals
-Compounds that may be recycled from wastes from biotechnical and other production processes
Based on selected examples (one for each student group) the fundamentals of the design and layout of biotechnological production processes should be acquired. Based on the analysis of the selected process, parts of this process, that are especially important to improve shall be selected based on the evaluation of internal (raw material, energy, labour etc.) and external (waste) costs. The groups are supervised by a tutor.
After successful completion of this course, students should be able to
· to explain and describe interdisciplinary relation and complexity of engineering problems for biotechnological processes.
- to identification of problems related to design and layout of biotechnological processes; creative handling of the problem, especially while acquiring basic information and formulating the relevant problem.
- to analyse the problem, defining interfaces, solutions for parts of the problem.
- To evaluate different solutions in multidimensional decision trees.
Rehm, Hans-Jürgen; G. Reed: Biotechnology : A comprehensive treatise in 8 Vol., Weinheim: Verlag Chemie, 1981-1988,
Ullmann´s encyclopedia of industrial chemistry. Wiley-VCH, 2003
Recent articles on the selected process in the scientific-technical and patent literature (journals, handbooks, databases (Internet). Textbooks for previous courses in the programmes.
Written and oral presentation of one production process is required for course certificate
60 hours total
Credit points of this module can be found in the course plan for the corresponding course of study.