Lecturer: Dr R. Govinden

Prerequisite Modules:

To introduce the key concepts & applications in microbial bioprocessing.

Range and scope of microbial bioprocessing. Growth of microbes in a controlled environment; including nutrient requirements, kinetics, environmental parameters, and monitoring. Batch & continuous bioprocesses. Aspects of upstream and downstream processing. Examples of major fermentation processes. Current trends and applications in industrial biotechnology. Regulatory, safety (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and socio-economic consideration of Biotechnology.

Related laboratory work. Field trips to facilities employing microbiological processes.

Theory tests and assignments (20%), practical tests and laboratory reports (20%); 3 h exam (60%).

DP Requirement:
40% in Class Mark, 80% attendance at practicals.

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