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C&PE 686 Bioprocess Engineering

C&PE 686.  Bioprocess Engineering.  3 Credits.     

Provides students with essential knowledge and understanding of biochemical engineering fundamentals to the design, development, operation and control of biologically based industrial processes. The course will cover unit operations key to the production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals using cultured cells, such as bioreactors, separations, centrifuges, chromatography and lyophilizers. Issues unique to biologically-based processes such as the need for aseptic conditions, clean-in-place procedures, containment, material handling, sequencing, safety and biohazard, multi-purpose plant design, and process measurement and control. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate student standing in Chemical Engineering, or consent of the instructor.