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Study programmes 2013-2014Last update : 20/04/2014
CHIM0059-1  Industrial Microbiology

Duration :  15h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Chemical Engineering and Materrial Sciences, in-depth approach, 2nd year2
Lecturer :  Philippe Thonart
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Course contents :  
· General overview of a production
· Mass and energetic balance of a culture of microorganisms.
· Microbial growth and types of culture
· Chemical engineering applied to the production of microorganisms
· Description of fermentors and accessories
. Optimization of the biomass growth and of the metabolites production
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Allow the student to understand the growth curves of microorganisms and metabolite production at industrial level and from an economical perspective
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
- Microbiology
- Enzymology
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
The lectures are developped during 13 sessions and follow the general overview. They include a visit of the CWBI pilot plant (fermentors and downstream).
Recommended or required readings :  
- syllabus
- SCRIBAN R. (1985) Biotechnologie, Technique et Documentation Lavoisier, Paris
Assessment methods and criteria :  
oral examination
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
If student make request : with Prof. Thonart or one of the researcher of the CWBI, depending of the subject.
CWBI - Technologie microbienne, Bât. B40, boulevard du Rectorat, 29
4000 Liège 1 (Sart Tilman)
Phone : 04/366.28.60 - Fax : 04/366.28.62

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