Course Outline for Biochemical Engineering

You can download the following BASIC programs. You must decompress them with PKUNZIP.EXE.
  • - Programs that work well with QBASIC
  • BIOENG1.ZIP - BASIC programs (A-L) for book BASIC Biochemical Engineering
  • BIOENG2.ZIP - BASIC programs (M-Z) for book BASIC Biochemical Engineering

    Click here to see what should be handed in each week.


    1. Chapter 2 Some Biochemistry and Chapter 4 Some Biology:
      Always when this course was taught before, there was one week of biochemistry and one week of microbiology. Students have varied backgrounds on these topics, and some have had complete courses. This year both topics will be reviewed in the same week, and the WWW presentations should get everyone to about the same level.

      When you have finished Background for Bioprocessing, scan Chapters 2 and 4 in the book and run any computer programs that seem useful. Examine the practice quiz and prepare for a class quiz of about the same difficulty. This will be a PASS/FAIL quiz that you must keep taking until you pass it. Failures do not count in any way.

      The following are optional but should help: Microbiology (used in an environmental engineering course), Video of FungalGrowth from the University of Manchester in England. This supplements the MOLDY.BAS exercise, but it can take forever to load. .

    2. Chapter 1 Introduction: BASTUTOR.BAS (only if you wish to review how to run BASIC). The FERMENT.BAS and SUGAR.BAS exercises in the book have been superceded by WWW pages. Some terminology
      The following presentations will be covered on the next quiz: Biotechnology Overview, Pumps, Valves, More Valves , Senior Lab for Fermentation, Industrial Fermenters, Special Fermenters
      Some links suggested by Melissa Draper, Jan. 1997 (optional):
      Eli Lilly and Co.
      Hey, Homebrewer -- Understanding fermentation
      Portland Brewing Company's Brew Process
      I found this recently: Quiz on background topics

    3. Chapter 3 Simulation: SIMBAS.BAS, GROWTH.BAS, KLA.BAS, Scaling problem

    4. Chapter 5 Aeration (environmental) and Mixing: BUBBLE.BAS, Conversion of that BASIC exercise (unfinished), Undergrads will find a flag where they may stop in the next WWW exercise, Rheology, graduate students will be tested on the entire rheology exercise on your next quiz, AIRLIFT.BAS, TANKS.BAS, POWER.BAS, Estimation of Kla, Dimensionless Numbers, Particle migration across velocity gradients.,

    5. Chapter 6 Batch Bioprocesses: Teaching games, Synchronous culture, FERMT.BAS, LUDPIR.BAS, FEDBAT.BAS, Growth and Nutrition, SYNCH.BAS, INMULT.BAS, INHIB.BAS, BAKSEED.BAS, Growth Rate Expressions - More than One Substrate

    6. Chapter 7 Continuous Processes: MONOD.BAS, MONODN.BAS, MONODO.BAS, TWOSUB.BAS, Continuous Cultivation of Microorganisms

    7. High-rate continuous culture: AUXOST.BAS, RECYCLE.BAS, WEIGHTS.BAS

    8. Chapter 8 Mixed Cultures: All programs for chapter, Various mixed systems, The math page from a presentation about ecosystem analysis

    9. Chapter 9 Sterilization: All programs for chapter,

    10. Chapter 10 Product Recovery -
      Guest lecture on Thursday, March 27 by Prof. Todd Przybycien, Precipitation,

    11. Because of guest lectures we are slipping behind this schedule. Topics for week of April 1 are ion exchange and chromatography (Prof. Cramer). Also Lamellar settlers in book and click on Inclined settling here or in Early Steps. These will be covered on next quiz on Thursday, April 10.

    12. Chapter 11 Specialized Recovery Steps, EL4ESIS.BAS, CHROMO.BAS
      Guest lecture on Thursday, April 3 by Prof. Steve Cramer
      Guest lecture on Tuesday, April 8 by Prof. Georges Belfort This will be included on quiz the following week.
      Membrane Introduction, Microfiltration, Membrane Diffusion, Chromatography, Game with purification by chromatography, Electrophoretic Separations, Two-phase Aqueous Systems, Crystallization, Final steps (only freeze drying now)

    13. Chapter 12, Immobilized enzymes IMMOB.BAS, IMMCELL.BAS
      Undergraduate students are not required to attend the lecture on Thursday, April 24 but may if they wish. All students should try the Enzyme Kinetics Exercise,
      Immobilized Enzymes #1, Immobilized Enzymes #2

      Mr. Johnson has redone the course home page.

      His new format with focus on what is important could be a great inspiration for some of your term projects. Mr. Johnsons's term project
      This is where we stop for this semester. You can inspect the big make up quiz from a previous year.

    14. Other:

      Brewing #1, Brewing #2, Brewing featuring Brown and Moran in Troy