CME8109 : Bioreactor Engineering
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Jarka Glassey
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||5|
This module extends the biochemical engineering knowledge of students by providing basic understanding of the latest developments in bioreactor modelling and control.
To provide chemical engineers with a background knowledge in the area of bioreactor sampling, measurement, latest research developments in bioprocess modelling and control. These areas are exceedingly sought after by the pharmaceutical industries.
Outline Of Syllabus
Aseptic sampling, latest measurement devices for biomass concentration analyses, data-based modelling techniques in bioprocess modelling, process development, supervision and control.
Review of fundamental phenomena is provided during lectures supported by handouts and audio-visual material to demonstrate the specific problems in bioreactor design, sampling, modelling and control.
Tutorials in small groups will allow discussions about the latest advanced monitoring and control techniques that the students will read up about and present on. Students have self-study opportunity from text books, handouts, scientific papers and support material on Blackboard.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||4:00||4:00||Preparation and delivery of group presentations|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||15||1:00||15:00||Preparation and completion of report|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||9||1:00||9:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||2:00||4:00||computer practice|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||18:00||18:00||Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures will introduce concepts of aseptic sampling, measurement methods, data treatment, modelling and application of models in bioprocess optimisation, monitoring and control.
Computer practice will provide experience of the simulation software used for report preparation.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||15||1||M||30||Group presentation on advanced monitoring and control of bioprocesses, 15 min presentation is given to the rest of the cohort|
|Report||1||M||70||Bioprocess control assignment, maximum 1200 words plus graphs|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The oral presentation will test the students’ knowledge and understanding of the module, their ability to critically review a range of literature sources and explain specific concepts of advanced monitoring and control techniques to wider audience.
Assignment report will assess the remaining skills outcomes.