Bioprocess Engineering Principles / Edition 1

Bioprocess Engineering Principles / Edition 1

by Pauline M. Doran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0122208560

ISBN-13: 9780122208560

Pub. Date: 05/01/1995

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The emergence and refinement of techniques in molecular biology has changed our perceptions of medicine, agriculture, and environmental management. Scientific breakthroughs in gene expression, protein engineering, and cell fusion are being translated by a strengthening biotechnology industry into revolutionary new products and services. Many a student has been

Overview

The emergence and refinement of techniques in molecular biology has changed our perceptions of medicine, agriculture, and environmental management. Scientific breakthroughs in gene expression, protein engineering, and cell fusion are being translated by a strengthening biotechnology industry into revolutionary new products and services. Many a student has been enticed by the promise of biotechnology and the excitement of being near the cutting edge of scientific advancement. However, graduates trained in molecular biology and cell manipulation soon realise that these techniques are only part of the picture. Reaping the full benefits of biotechnology requires manufacturing capability involving the large-scale processing of biological material. Increasingly, biotechnologists are being employed by companies to work in cooperation with chemical engineers to achieve pragmatic commercial goals. For many years, aspects of biochemistry and molecular genetics have been included in chemical engineering curricula, yet there has been little attempt until recently to teach aspects of engineering applicable to process design to biotechnologists.
This textbook is the first to present the principles of bioprocess engineering in a way that is accessible to biological scientists. Other texts on bioprocess engineering currently available assume that the reader already has engineering training. On the other hand, chemical engineering textbooks do not consider examples from bioprocessing, and are written almost exclusively with the petroleum and chemical industries in mind. This publication explains process analysis from an engineering point of view, but refers exclusively to the treatment of biological systems. Over 170 problems and worked examples encompass a wide range of applications, including recombinant plant and animal cell cultures, immobilised catalysts, as well as traditional fermentation systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780122208560
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
439
Product dimensions:
0.92(w) x 8.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Bioprocess Development: An Interdisciplinary Challenge
  2. Introduction to Engineering Calculations
  3. Presentation and Analysis of Data
  4. Materials Balances
  5. Energy Balances
  6. Unsteady-State Material and Energy Balances
  7. Fluid Flow
  8. Mixing
  9. Heat Transfer
  10. Mass Transfer
  11. Unit Operations
  12. Homogeneous Reactions
  13. Heterogeneous Reactions
  14. Reactor Engineering

Appendix A - Conversion Factors Appendix B - Ideal Gas Constant Appendix C - Physical and Chemical Property Data Appendix D - Steam Tables Appendix E - Mathematical Rules Appendix F - U.S. Sieve and Tyler Standard Screen Series Index

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