Bioseparation Processes

This course will focus on the fundamental principles of bioseparation processes. The characteristics of bioseparations will be presented as applied to downstream processing in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology and related industries. Theory and design of filtration, microfiltration, centrifugation, cell disruption, extraction, adsorption, chromatography, precipitation, ultrafiltration, crystallization, and drying will be presented as applied to biosystems. Commercial design considerations, such as sanitary design/sterilization, water quality, solvent recovery, waste disposal and biosafety, will be reviewed.