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IBT-822 Bioprocess Engineering
Campus ASAB
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Bioprocess Engineering
Course Code IBT-822
Credit Hours 3-0
Course Objectives This course discusses the use of microorganisms in fermentation technology and biotechnology which cover principles and history of fermentation, microbial metabolisms and regulation, strain improvement, microbial isolation and screening, culture preservation, fermentation techniques and conditions and their application in the production of enzymes, amino acids, alcohol, acetic acid, lactic acid, biomass and mixed fermentation commonly implemented in food industries. This course is designed to enable students develop a food fermentation process using microorganisms and local based substrate.
Detail Content
  • An introduction to fermentation processes
  • Microbial growth kinetics
  • Batch cultures
  • Fed batch cultures
  • Continuous cultures
  • The isolation, preservation and improvement of industrially important microorganisms
  • Improvement methodologies for industrial microorganisms
  • Media for industrial fermentations
  • Sterilization
  • The development of inoculation for industrial fermentations
  • Design of a fermentor
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Aeration and agitation
  • The recovery and purification of fermentation products
  • Effluent treatment
  • Fermentation economics
  • Discussion/Presentations/Seminars
Text/Ref Books
  1. Principles of Fermentation Technology by P F Stanbury, A Whitaker and S J Hall. Elsevier Science Ltd. 2nd Edition. Reprint 2003.
  2. Fermentation Microbiology and Biotechnology by E. M. T. El-Mansi, C. F. A. Bryce, Arnold L. Demain  and A.R. Allman (Editors). Taylor and Fransis Ltd. 1999.
  3. Fermentation Technology by M L Srivastava. Alpha Sciences.
  4. Practical Fermentation Technology by Brian McNeil and Linda Harvey.John Wiley & Sons Ltd.West Sussex, England. 2008
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. SaadiaAndleeb
PhD (QAU Islamabad)

Discipline: Microbiology