The course aims to provide fundamental insights to exploit enzymes and
microbes for the manufacturing of products which have a huge industrial
significance. It uniquely blends the science and engineering with various
biochemical processes to obtain products of diverse fields such as chemicals,
food, bioenergy etc. The course introduces bioreactors, its types, operation
methods and provides an experimental demonstration of the same. Strategies to
obtain higher yields, design of the reactors and production of biofuels from
microbes are thoroughly explained. Students of various disciplines such as biotechnology,
chemical engineering, food engineering, and pharmaceutical industries can be benefitted
from the course as it discusses the existing bioprocess applications such as
wine and cheese making, antibiotics and vaccines etc. The course majorly
focusses on the applications and allows students to gain practical knowledge
rather than mere theory. Major bottlenecks for the operation of biochemical
industries will be discussed.
Knowledge in microbiology
Biochemistry and mathematics in 10+2 level
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Dr. Debabrata Das pursued his doctoral studies from Indian Institute of
Technology (IIT) Delhi. He is a Senior Professor at IIT Kharagpur. He was also associated
as MNRE Renewable Energy Chair Professor. He has pioneered the promising R&D of Bioenergy production processes by
applying fermentation technology. Prof.
Das is involved in three different area of research: Gaseous energy recovery
from organic wastes; algal biorefinery and CO2 sequestration; and
microbial fuel cell. He is presently
involved in teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate courses on
Biochemical Reaction Engineering; Aspects of Biochemical Engineering;
Bioprocess Plant and Equipment Design; and Bioprocess Technology for the
students of Department of Biotechnology; Department of Chemical Engineering;
Department of Chemistry and School Energy Science and Engineering. He has been
teaching for the last 29 years. He was associated as a Biochemical Engineer in
M/s. Citurgia Biochemicals Ltd., Surat and involved in citric acid production
through fermentation process. Presently, he has the Google h-index of 43 for
his research work. He has about 137 research publications in the peer reviewed
journals and contributed more than 30 chapters in the books published by
International publishers. He is the author of the books: “Biohydrogen
Production: Fundamentals and Technology Advances” published by M/s. CRC Press,
New York and “Biohythane: Fuel for the future” published by Pan Stanford
Publishing, Singapore. He is the Editor of the book entitled “Algal
Biorefinery: An Integrated Approach” published separately by Springer,
Switzerland and Capital Publishing Company, India. Another book entitled “A
bioelectrochemical system that convert wastes to Watts” is with the publisher.He has two Indian
patents. Presently, he is involved with 10 m3 pilot plant study for
the commercial exploitation of biohydrogen production process. He was awarded IAHE
Akira Mitsue award 2008 and BRSI Malaviya Memmorial award 2013 for his
contribution in hydrogen research. He is the Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy.
He is the member of the editorial board of several International Journals. He
is the Fellow of International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), Indian
National Academy of Engineering (INAE); Biotechnology Research Society of India
(BRSI); West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (WAScT); and Institution
of Engineers (IE).
Week 1:Introduction, Microbes and enzymes of industrial importance
Week 2:Different types of bioreactors and bioreactor design
Week 4: Instrumentation, Sterilization of air, media and reactor
Week 5: Upstream and Downstream processing
Week 6: Production of Oxychemicals I
Week 7: Production of Oxychemicals II
Week 8: Production of Oxychemicals III
Week 9: High fructose corn syrup, Cheese making, and Single cell production Week 10: Vaccines production and Metal leaching Week 11: Bioenergy- Gaseous fuels: Biohydrogen, Biomethane and
Microbial fuel cell; Liquid fuels:
Bioethanol, Biodiesel and Biobutanol Week 12: Aerobic and Anaerobic wastewater treatment processes
by Samuel Cate Prescott and Cecil Gordon Dunn
Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals by
Bailey and Ollis
Bioprocess Engineering Principles by Doran
Bioprocess Engineering Basic Concepts by
Shular and Kargi
Biochemical Engineering by Blanch and Clark
Biochemical Engineering by Aiba, Humphrey
A textbook of Industrial Microbiology by
Wulf Crueger and Anneliese Cruegen
The exam is optional for a fee. Exams will be on 22 October 2017.
Time: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam
fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam
registration form is published.
Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score.
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 8 out of 12 assignments.
will be given to those who register and write the exam and score
greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your
name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It
will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT KHARAGPUR. It will be e-verifiable