Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology by Ghasem Najafpour

By Ghasem Najafpour

Vast program of bioprocesses has generated a ramification in biotechnological wisdom, generated by means of the appliance of biochemical engineering to biotechnology. Microorganisms produce alcohols and acetone which are utilized in commercial approaches. the data with regards to commercial microbiology has been revolutionized via the power of genetically engineered cells to make many new items. Genetic engineering and gene mounting has been built to reinforce business fermentation. finally, those bioprocesses became a brand new means of constructing advertisement items. Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology demonstrates the appliance of organic sciences in engineering with theoretical and functional features to reinforce realizing of data during this box. The publication adopts a pragmatic method, displaying similar case reviews with unique examine information. it truly is an incredible textual content publication for school and college classes, which courses scholars in the course of the lectures in a transparent and well-illustrated demeanour. · Demonstrates the applying of organic sciences in engineering with theoretical and functional points. · precise sensible procedure, utilizing case stories, certain experiments, unique study facts and difficulties and attainable strategies. · provides specific experiments with basic layout equations and the mandatory calculations.

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The objectives of agitation and effective mixing are to circulate the fluid for sufficient time, to disperse the gas bubbles in the liquid, to have small bubbles with high interfacial area, and to maintain uniform conditions for mass and heat transfer operations. 9 CHARACTERISATION OF AGITATION The following treatment of agitation is restricted to fluids that approximate to Newtonian fluids. qxd 10/27/2006 10:47 AM Page 29 GAS AND LIQUID SYSTEM (AERATION AND AGITATION) 29 dimensionless group known as the Reynolds number (Re).

A bioreactor is a reaction vessel in which an organism is cultivated in a controlled manner to produce cell bodies and/or product. Initially the term ‘fermenter’ was used to describe these vessels, but in strict terms, fermentation is an anaerobic process whereas the major proportion of fermenters use aerobic processes. Thus, in general terms, ‘bioreactor’ means a vessel in which organisms are grown under aerobic or anaerobic conditions. If a bioreactor or a reaction vessel operates under aerating conditions, the system is called an aerobic bioreactor.

7. , “Bioprocess Computation in Biotechnology”, vol. 1. Ellis Horwood Series in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, New York, 1990. 8. , “Bioprocess Engineering Principles”. Academic Press, New York, 1995. 9. L. , “Bioprocess Engineering, Basic Concepts”. Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1992. 10. E. , “Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals”, 2nd edn. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1986. 1 INTRODUCTION In the biochemical engineering profession, there are various bioprocesses actively involved in the synthesis and production of biological products.

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