ChE 473: Biochemical Engineering I (3.00 credits)

    • Introduction to Biotechnology
    • Molecular Biology: Industrially Important Microorganisms
    • Biomolecular Building Blocks: Amino Acids and Nucleic Acids
    • Modelling in Biological System
    • Enzyme Kinetics
    • Enzyme Immunoassay Techniques
    • Sterilization
    • Fermentation: Fermenter, Biomass and Product Formation, Rates of Reaction, Growth, Mondo’s Equation
    • Food Microbiology
    • Wastewater Management using Biotechnology 

ChE 475: Biochemical Engineering II (3.00 credits)

    • Review of Biochemical Engineering I
    • Biomaterials: Polymeric Biomaterials
    • Diagnostics: Microfluidics
    • Bioreactor, Biomass and Biorefinery
    • Transport Phenomena in Bioprocess Systems
    • Bioprocess Economics
    • Environmental Biotechnology
    • Pharmacology: Drug Design
    • Medical Imaging and Signaling
    • Instrumentation and Control in Biotechnology 

ChE 441: Fertilizer, Pulp and Paper Technology (3.00 credits)

    • The world fertilizer market.
    • Fertilizer industries in Bangladesh.
    • Nitrogen fertilizers (ammonia, urea): raw materials, reaction kinetics, manufacturing processes, design considerations, status of production, comparative economics of different nitrogenous fertilizers.
    • Phosphate fertilizers (SSP, TSP): raw materials, reaction kinetics, manufacturing processes, design considerations, comparative economics of different phosphate fertilizers.
    • Manufacturing process of different potash fertilizers and their uses.
    • Complex and compound fertilizers and their economics.
    • Waste disposal methods.
    • The world pulp and paper market.
    • Pulp and paper industries in Bangladesh.
    • Types of raw materials, composition and chemical properties of wood.
    • Preparation of raw material for pulping.
    • Comparative assessment of the different pulping processes.
    • Kraft process: chemistry, digesters, black liquor recover unit. Bleaching, beating and sizing. Paper making.
    • Waste disposal methods.
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