Courses Offered

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.