Sep 26, 2022
CHE 4800 - Biochemical Engineering
Studies of processes in chemical engineering that depend on biological systems. Overview of biological basics, enzyme kinetics, major metabolic pathways, cell growth characteristics, essentials of recombinant DNA technology, bioreactor design and control, and basics in bioseparation methods. One lab project is included.
Requisites: CHE 2010 and (BIOS 1700 or PBIO 1140)
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to perform enzyme kinetic calculations with and without inhibitors.
- Students will be able to plot a typical bacterial growth curve and calculate specific growth rate.
- Students will be able to explain how a foreign gene is introduced to a microbial host to produce a recombinant protein.
- Students will be able to explain information flow in genetics using the central dogma of molecular biology.
- Students will be able to explain the four basic stages in a downstream bioseparation process.
- Students will be able to solve simple batch and chemostat problems.
- Students will be able to select a suitable sterilization method for a particular item or liquid solution.
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