Course: Progressive Technological Processes

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Course title Progressive Technological Processes
Course code UECHI/C026
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 7
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Mikulášek Petr, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Specific problems in biotechnologies. Classification of bioreactors, their most usual types and ways of operation. Factors determining the choice of particular reactor type. Fermenters with pneumatic stirring, fermenters with and without forced circulation of liquid. Fermenters with mechanic stirring. Classic separation methods in biotechnologies, separation with help of affinity chromatography, extraction with liquefied and supercritical gases. Environmental engineering, general basics of biological wastewater treatment processes. Technologies for treatment of individual types of wastewaters. Classification of membrane processes. Pressure membrane processes. Electrodialysis. Pervaporation, membrane separation of gases, membrane distillation. Membrane contactors and bioreactors. Combinations of membrane and classic processes. Selected industrial applications of membrane processes.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The course covers the principles of biotechnologies and membrane separation processes from a chemical engineering point of view. The emphasis is given on examining the systems and components that are common to most or all biotechnology production and membrane separation processes, respectively.
The students are acquainted with principles, physical and physico-chemical basics of biotechnological processes, ways of operation of bioreactors and their most usual types, and with applications of biotechnologies to protection of environment together with the modern separation processes and their applications in chemical, foodstuff and pharmaceutical industries, in biotechnologies and in wastewater treatment.
Prerequisites
Basic physical chemistry, Chemical engineering I

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

There is an oral examination. Primary form of exam is the debate about selected themes. Level of acquired knowledge, conceptions and application acquirements is examined. Knowledge is examined by test during semester and its result is included into total classification.
Recommended literature
  • Ditl P. Chemické reaktory. ČVUT, Praha, 2000.
  • Dojčanský J., Longauer J. Chemické inžinierstvo II. Vydavatelstvo MALÉ CENTRUM, 2000.
  • Kaštánek F. Bioinženýrství. Academia, Praha, 2000.
  • Mulder M. Basic Principles of Membrane Technology. Kluver Academic Publisher, Dordrecht, 2000.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2013) Ecology and environmental protection 3 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2014) Ecology and environmental protection 3 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2015) Food industry and food industry chemistry - Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2013) Food industry and food industry chemistry - Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2015) Ecology and environmental protection 3 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2016) Food industry and food industry chemistry - Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2014) Food industry and food industry chemistry - Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2016) Ecology and environmental protection 3 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Summer