The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Objective of the lecture are biochemical principles of classical and modern biotechnologies (from food to environment) and fundamental processes in fermenters. Emphasis is based on growth and production kinetics in batch and continuous processes, kinetic models in biotechnology and physiology, and immobilized cells and enzymes.
Microbial and enzyme biotechnology. Biochemistry, microbiology and engineering principles.
The importance of microorganisms in biotechnology. Biochemistry and physiology of microorganisms related to biotechnological processes.
Biochemical and chemical principles of classical biotechnologies (e.g., beer, wine, organic acids, biomass production as a protein source, biogass, environmental applications).
Cultivation and production reactors, scale-up.
Aeration in bioprocesses. Methods for determination of mass-transfer oxygen coefficient. Aeration parameters in bioreactors in relation to oxygen demand in production cultures and enzymes, scale-up.
Growth and production kinetics. The models of substrate utilization, product formation, cell growth and death kinetics. Determination of kinetic parameters in batch and continuous processes.
Mathematical models in biotechnology and physiology. The selection and application of the model. Errors in data and calculations, statistical analysis, testing linear and non-linear models.
Immobilised cells and enzymes. Principles and applications. Bioreactors based on immobilised cells and enzymes. Bioreactor configuration, kinetic pattern.
DORAN, Pauline M. Bioprocess engineering principles. London: Academic Press, 1995. xiv, 439 s. ISBN 0-12-220856-0. info
STANBURY, Peter F., Allan WHITAKER and Stephen J. HALL. Principles of fermentation technology. 2nd ed. Oxford: Pergamon, 1995. xviii, 357. ISBN 0-08-036131-5. info
ALEXANDER, Martin. Biodegradation and bioremediation. San Diego: Academic Press, 1994. 302 s. ISBN 0-12-049860-X. info
KRUMPHANZL, Vladimír and Zdeněk ŘEHÁČEK. Mikrobiální technologie : buňka a techniky jejího využití. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1988. 360 s., 24. info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
V závěrečném hodnocení je důraz na písemné zkoušce, případná ústní zkouška je doplňujícím kritériem.
Language of instruction
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.