ENGCB322-19B (HAM)

Chemical and Biological Operations

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz

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: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The multidisciplinary science of bioprocessing applies engineering principles to living organisms or their useful components to produce products and services of value to society. Successful exploitation of bioprocess engineering involves knowledge of microbiology and chemical engineering. This paper covers concepts of fermentation technology, principles of bioreactor operation, bioprocess variables and their measurement, key product separation techniques, and bioprocess economics.

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Paper Structure

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Lectures/Tutorials

There are three lectures per week, 10 pm on Monday, 2 pm on Tuesday and 10 am on Friday.

Computer Lab

Bioprocess engineering virtual laboratory will be held in G.B.13.

Laboratory/Project Work

Fermentation experiments will be held in EG.01.

Field trips

There will be filed trips to Pukete Waste Water Treatment Plant. The visit dates will be advised during the course.

International Students

For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non-submission is not resolved.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • explain how biotechnology is used in industrial applications
    Linked to the following assessments:
    • Test 1 (1)
    • Test 2 (2)
    • Fermentation lab assignment (3)
    • Research paper & presentation (4)
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  • select an appropriate enzyme/microorganism for a desired biotransformation
    Linked to the following assessments:
    • Test 1 (1)
    • Test 2 (2)
    • Fermentation lab assignment (3)
    • Research paper & presentation (4)
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  • select a suitable bioreactor and mode of operation for maximizing productivity
    Linked to the following assessments:
    • Test 2 (1)
    • Fermentation lab assignment (2)
    • Research paper & presentation (3)
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  • explain how to monitor and control a bioprocess
    Linked to the following assessments:
    • Test 1 (1)
    • Test 2 (2)
    • Fermentation lab assignment (3)
    • Research paper & presentation (4)
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  • explain the role of biotechnology in production of value added products
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    • Test 2 (1)
    • Fermentation lab assignment (2)
    • Research paper & presentation (3)
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Assessment

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The 3-hour final exam will cover all material in the course. Format of the final examination will be discussed in lectures at the end of the course.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
2 Aug 2019
10:00 AM
12.5
2. Test 2
20 Sep 2019
10:00 AM
12.5
3. Field trip assignment
16 Aug 2019
5:00 PM
5
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4. Virtual lab assignment
13 Sep 2019
5:00 PM
5
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
5. Fermentation lab assignment
27 Sep 2019
5:00 PM
5
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
6. Research paper & presentation
11 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
10
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
7. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Essentials in Fermentation Technology | Aydin Berenjian | Springer-2019

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture notes, lecture recordings, and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.
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Workload

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Up to six contact hours per week. Students are expected to spend 10-12 hours per week reading, assignments and independent study.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: 30 points of level 200 ENGCB or BIOMO coded papers

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENMP322

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