University College London

Fluid Flow and Mixing in Bioprocesses

BENG103P

Iowa State Course Substitution

CH E Professional Elective

CH E

Course Info
International Credits:
0.5
Converted Credits:
4.0
Semester:
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Course Description:
Rheology: Viscosity and shear stress. Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Rheology of fermentation broths. Fluid flow in pipes: Predicting flow characteristics in pipe systems. Calculating head in a pipework system. Case study. Pumping of Liquids. Fluid flow and pressure measurement. Fluid flow in packed columns: Flow through porous media. Determining column porosity. Estimating pressure drops in packed beds. Effect of particle shape. Case studies-Pumping and flow in chromatography columns. Bioreactor mixing and scale-up/down: Flow patterns in stirred tanks. Quantification of mixing phenomena in stirred vessels. Case Study 1 – Design of batch sterilisation vessel and small aerated pilot fermenter. Influence of power input on oxygen transfer. Case Study 2 - Scale-up/down of fermenters.

Review

Evaluation Date:
September 8, 2016
Evaluated:
Monica Lamm
Comments:
CH E or Prof. elective in CH E degree.