University of Technology Sydney

91368 Bioreactors and Bioprocessing

6cp; 6hpw
Requisite(s): 91314 General Microbiology
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Recommended studies:

This subject builds on stage 1–4 subjects. It is recommended that students complete this subject in their final year.


This subject covers the practical aspects of modern biotechnology, including bioreactor operation, microbial kinetics, algal kinetics, extraction techniques, downstream processing and development of biomass based high value products. It provides an insight into the cellular, physiological and biochemical basis of industrially relevant organisms such as algae and yeast. The subject also considers economic and other factors impinging on the feasibility of bioreactors for industrial application.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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