BE Biotechnology Semester 3 (SE Second Year)University of Mumbai

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Process Calculations Semester 3 (SE Second Year) BE Biotechnology University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Units and Dimensions
  • Systems of units
  • fundamental and derived units
  • unit conversions
  • dimensional homogeneity and dimensional analysisproblems.
  • Conversion of units
200.00 Chemical Arithmetic
  • Mole concept
  • atomic weight
  • molecular weight and equivalent weight - methods of determination.
300.00 Chemical Composition
  1. Methods of expressing compositions of mixtures and solutions-
  • mole percent
  • mass percent
  • volume percent
  • molarity
  • molality
  • normality etc.
400.00 P-V-T Behaviour of Pure Liquids
  • Gas laws, real and ideal gases, equation of state, critical properties, properties of gas
500.00 Mixtures
  • Dalton’s laws, Amagat’s law-Average molecular weight and densityproblems.
600.00 Biochemical Stoichiometry
  • Limiting and excess reactants- conversion, degree of completion, selectivity, yield problems.
700.00 Fundamentals of Material Balances
  • Law of conservation of mass
  • Types of material balances
  • material balance with recycle bypass and purge streams
800.00 Material Balance for Process Involving Chemical Reaction
  • Material Balance for process involving chemical reaction, Calculations using Psychrometric chart;
  • Humidity and saturation
900.00 Fundamentals of Energy Balances
  • Law of conservation of energy,
  • Heat capacity, sensible heat,
  • latent heat, calculation of enthalpy changes.
  • General energy balance equation;
  • Energy balance calculations with and without reactions,
  • Energy balance for fermentation and downstream processingproblems.
1000.00 Stoichiometry of Microbial Growth and Product Formation
  • Growth Stoichiometry and elemental balances,
  • Respiratory quotient,
  • Degree of reduction,
  • Yield and maintenance coefficients,
  • Oxygen consumption in aerobic microbial cultures.
  • Theoretical Oxygen demand- problems.
1100.00 Biochemical Energetics
  • Metabolic reaction coupling, energetics of metabolic processes (respiration and biosynthesis)
  • Transport across cell membranes,
  • Thermodynamics of microbial growth,
  • Heat generation in microbial cultures problems.
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