Membrane Contactors and Bioreactors
- To acquire general concepts about Membrane Contactors and Bioreactors
- To be able to design Membrane Bioreactors and Membrane Contactors
- To be able to design process integration schemes
- To acquire knowledge about emerging process monitoring tools and their use for process control
- Understand how a specific problem may be approached by the Industry
Isabel Maria Rola Coelhoso
Weekly - 6
Total - 57
Bailey JE, Ollis DF. Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals. 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1986.
Nielsen J, Villadsen J, Lidén G. Bioreaction Engineering Principles. 2nd ed. Kluver Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2003.
Judd S. The MBR Book: Principles and Applications of Membrane Bioreactors in Water and Wastewater Treatment. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2006.
A. Gabelman, S. Hwang, Hollow fiber membrane contactors Journal of Membrane Science 159 (1999) 61-106.
Theoretical classes are lectured using slides with the contents lectured . The problems classes involve the resolution of questions regarding the issues lectured. Seminars and visits to laboratories and/or companies are organized.
The evaluation includes:
- Scientific research project and corresponding report and discussion – individual
- Engineering project with report and oral presentation and discussion - group of 3 students.
- Tests (2) - individual
The final grade is composed by 25% of the grade obtained in the research project +25% of the grade obtained in the engineering project +50% of the grade obtained in the tests (average value of the two tests).
In each component of the evaluation the grade has to be >=9.5, in a scale 0-20.
Fundamentals on Cell growth and metabolism
Production of bioproducts
Synthesis of biological macromolecules
Substrate transport mechanisms
Cell growth kinetics – batch growth
Kinetics of product formation
Elemental composition of biomass (stoichiometry and elemental balances)
Reaction rates and yield coefficients
Kinetics for a steady-state CSTR
Cell Membrane bioreactors
Pressure driven Cell Membrane bioreactors
Configuration of reactors, membranes and different biology; Operating parameters
Fouling formation, anti-fouling strategies and monitoring techniques
MBR applications: case studies
Membrane contactors: fundamentals and applications. Stability, operation mode and membrane selection.
Membrane contactors: equipment design. Mass transfer correlations.
Unit operations in membrane contactors: Liquid –liquid extraction and Gas-liquid absorption; OD and MD; Crystallization and Emulsification
Monitoring and Modelling
Modelling as a monitoring tool
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