n.BA.BT.BVT2.22HS (Bioprocess Engineering 2) 
Module: Bioprocess Engineering 2
This information was generated on: 28 May 2024
Bioprocess Engineering 2


Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2022


Study Programme Biotechnology
Regulations Applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Biotechnology degree programme
Module Type  
X Compulsory Module    Elective Module    Optional Module
Planned Semester 4th Semester
Module Coordinator Dieter Eibl
Telephone / E-Mail +41 (0)58 934 57 11 / dieter.eibl@zhaw.ch
Dieter Eibl and various lecturers
Entrance Requirements Industrial Systems 1 and 2, Bioprocess Engineering 1 and Bioprocess, Engineering practical
Learning Outcomes and Competencies The Bioprocess Engineering 2 module teaches definitions, methods and the most important basic operations within thermal process engineering. In addition, the basics of numerical fluid dynamics are taught.
Module Content
  • Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Mass and heat exchange
    • Evaporation
    • Crystallisation
    • Distillation / Rectification
    • Extraction
    • Drying
    • Membrane separation processes
Follow-up Modules Biotechnological Production Processes 1 and 2
Methods of Instruction  Lecture-style instruction, practical exercises, independent self-study
Digital Resources Numerical Fluid Dynamics tutorial
Lesson Structure / Workload  
 Contact Hours 24
 Guided Self-Study 4
 Independent Self-Study 32
 Total Workload 60
Classroom Attendance Written assessment (paper and electronic / e-assessment)
Assessment Coursework 100%: Mid-term exam
Language of Instruction  German
Comments The Bioprocess Engineering 2 module is part of the Bioprocess Development and Bioengineering 1 module group


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Course: Bioprocess Engineering 2
Bioprocess Engineering 2


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