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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECH6400
Tracking Number - 2077

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2003-05-15
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-05-16
  2. Department: Chemical Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 210700000
  5. Contact Person: William E. Lee
  6. Phone: 9742136
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ECH
  9. Number: 6400
  10. Full Title: Bioseparations
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Bioseparations
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing in engineering or CI
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Design and analysis of bioseparation processes, including crystallization, membrane separations, chromatography, liquid-liquid extraction, electrophoresis, and emerging technologies. Open to nonmajors with CI.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: xx
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? xx
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? xx
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) xx
  29. Objectives: 1) Understand the underlying physical and biological properties important to bioseparations, including mathematical modeling2) Understand the analysis and design of contemporary bioseparation processes, including crystallization, solvent extraction (liquid-liquid separation), filtration, chromatographic techniques, and emerging technologies3) Address basic application situations and their associated design parameters in pharmaceutical, food, chemical, and environmental systems.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:1) Understand the relevant physical and biological properties needed to develop a contemporary bioseparation process2) Explain crystallization/precipitation processes3) Explain in detail chromatographic separation techniques4) Work with size-based separation processes (filtration, etc.)5) Understand emerging bioseparation techniques6) Appreciate the extent of bioseparation applications in areas such as pharmaceutical, food, chemical, biomedical, and environmental.7) Access relevant information sources
  31. Major Topics: 1) Review of separation science foundations (equilibrium, stage-wise calculations, physical property issues, etc.)2) Cell disruption techniques3) Size-based separations (filtration, centrifugation, etc.)4) Crystallization, precipitation, and related technologies5) Chromatographic techniques6) Liquid-liquid separations7) Electrophoresis and related techniques8) Emerging technologies9) Economic analysis10) Regulatory issues, equipment validation, and related topics
  32. Textbooks: Bioseparations Science & Engineering (R. G. Harrison, P. Todd, S. Rudge and D. Petrides ; Oxford University Press)
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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