Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture – 2 hours weekly (on-site method)
laboratory practice – 2 hours weekly (on-site method)
Credits allocated:
Recommended semester:
Chemical Engineering – bachelor (full-time, attendance method), 5. semester
Automation, Information Engineering and Management in Chemistry and Food Industry – bachelor (full-time, attendance method), 5. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
Written tests
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The basic principles of bioreaction kinetics and basic calculations of principal types of homogeneous biochemical reactors: batch, continuous fed batch and continuous stirred tanks.Sterilisation of bioreactors
Course contents:
Fundamentals of enzyme kinetics, growth of biomass, transport phenomena in bioreactors, basic types of bioreactors
Recommended or required reading:
  • MUNTEAN, O. Biochemical Technology. Bucurest: Printech, 2003. 252 s. ISBN 973-652-899-5.
  • BÁLEŠ, V. – MÉSZÁROS, A. – POLAKOVIČ, M. – ŠTEFUCA, V. – MUNTEAN, O. Biochemické technológie: Biochemical Technologies. Bratislava : AB-ART, 2003. 128 s. ISBN 80-89006-75-2.
  • BÁLEŠ, V. – KOSSACZKÝ, E. Bioinžinierstvo kvasných procesov. Bratislava : SVŠT v Bratislave, 1986. 176 s.
  • BÁLEŠ, V. Modelovanie bioreaktorov. Bratislava : SVŠT v Bratislave, 1990.
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Assessed students in total:

A 36.1 %

B 23.9 %

C 21.3 %

D 14.2 %

E 3.9 %

FX 0.6 %

Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Vladimír Báleš, DrSc.
Last modification:
5. 8. 2019

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

AIS: 2018/2019   2017/2018  

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