Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 15:21:52 MST
From: Renee Buchanan [RBUCHAN@ssb1.saff.utah.edu]
University of Utah
COURSE: CVEEN 569 - Bioprocess Fundamentals, cross listed as CVEEN 569
INSTRUCTOR: Edward M. Trujillo, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of
Chemical & Fuels Engineering
QUARTER TAUGHT: Winter
Criteria for Designation of Service-Learning Classes
- Needed Service: Students will work in groups of 3 to 5 on a
project that is needed by the Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste Facility.
The 10 week project will be to gather information and to conduct
experiments on the use of dump leachate to moisturize compost heaps.
Each group will investigate one possible configuration out of
several. After the project, the most successful configuration will
be used for further investigation by the Solid Waste Facility. Thus
the service provided will be technical as well as benefit the
community as a whole.
- Relevance to Subject Matter: The information and
experiments will demonstrate the principle of composting which will
be covered in class towards the end of the quarter. Thus it will
provide the students with first-hand experience in working with a
process discussed in textbooks and in class. Several basic
principles of biochemical engineering which are taught at the
beginning of the class will also be emphasized in the project.
- Thinking About What They Learned: Each student group will
present a brief oral report (<5 min) on the progress of their
experiment to the class every two weeks. The instructor, in as much
as possible, will relate what they have experienced to the class
subject matter at hand and ask the students to speak about what they
have learned that week to what is happening in the "real" world.
- Assessment: At the end of the quarter the student groups
will be required to submit a written final report on their particular
project including a background (literature) section as well as an
explanation of the experimental results. This will provide the
instructor with an opportunity to assess whether they have understood
the service project as well as the technical subjects it covers. The
final report will constitute 10% of their final grade for the
course. Everyone in each group will receive the same group grade.
- Evaluation of Service by Recipient: During the course of
the project and, particularly, at the end, Mr. David Lore,
Environmental Engineer with the Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste
Facility, will be working with the student groups and their
projects. The instructor will ask Mr. Lore of his evaluation of each
group and of the participation of each student in that group.
- Civic Education: The project will enable the students to
see the value of their technical background in solving some of the
local environmental problems. Working with the local solid waste
management facility will hopefully show them the value of recycling
and other community efforts that will help the local community.
- Knowledge Enhances Service: Since the project is technical
in nature and is related to class subjects the knowledge gained from
the textbooks can be applied directly to the service provided and
enhances the learning of biochemical engineering principles.
- Learning from other class members: Since students will be
working in groups of 3 to 5 they will have an opportunity to interact
with one another and learn from each other. The group presentations
will also give them another opportunity to organize their thoughts
collectively. All groups will also discuss the results from the
other groups and all students will learn from others' experiences.
Application of chemical-engineering principles to biological,
biochemical and environmental engineering systems. Design of systems
for cultivation of microorganisms and for separation and
purification of biological products. Students will be working on a
service-learning class project in groups of 3-5 with a local city,
county, state, or national agency which will provide technical
assistance to that agency that is related to the subject matter
discussed in class. This is a 3-credit hour course taught every
Winter quarter and serves as a prerequisite to other biochemical
engineering courses taught in the Department of Chemical & Fuels
PRE-REQUISITES: For Chemical & Fuels Engineering Students: CHFEN
350-Fluids, CHFEN 366 - Mass Transfer, BIOL 240 - Cell Biology.
Recommended prerequisites or corequisites are CHFEN 364 - Heat
Transfer, CHFEN 362 - genetics, and CHFEN 210 -Numerical Methods or
their equivalents. For Civil & Environmental Engineering Students:
CVEEN 463 - Intro. to Envir. Engr. I Recommended prerequisite or
corequisite is CVEEN 464 - Intro. to Envir. Engr. 11
OBJECTIVE: To apply engineering principles to biological and
biochemical systems and to introduce the concepts of bioprocess
engineering. Problems in enzyme kinetics, cell metabolism,
bioreactors, biological waste treatment and immobilized cells will be
BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS, 2nd ed, by James E. Bailey and
David F. Ollis, McGrawHill Publishers, 1986.
COURSE OUTLINE - PROPOSED
Text: biochemical ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS, 2nd ed, by James E.
Bailey and David F. Ollis, McGraw-Hill Publishers, 1986.
References on Reserve:
Michael L Shuler and Fikret Kargi, "Bioprocess Engineering: Basic
Concepts," Prentice- Hall Publishers, 1992
James M. Lee, "Biochemical Engineering," Prentice-Hall, 1992.
H. R. Bungay, G. Belfort, eds., "Advanced Biochemical Engineering,"
Wiley Interscience, 1987.
S. Aiba, A. E. Humphrey, and N.F. Millis, "Biochemical Engineering,"
Second Edition, Academic Press, 1973
B. Atkinson, F. Mavituna, "Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Handbook," Second Edition, Stockton Press, 199 1.
Harvey W. Blanch, Douglas S. Clark, "Biochemical Engineering,"
Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1996
Jens Nielsen and John Villadsen, "Bioreaction Engineering
Principles," Plenum Press, New York, 1994