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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2016 - 2017

Module Title Downstream Processing
Module Code BE321
School School of Biotechnology

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Greg FoleyOffice NumberX203
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module introduces the student to the unit operation concept in the context of modern downstream processing.

Learning Outcomes

1. Formulate and solve design and analysis equations for concentration processes including evaporation and ultrafiltration.
2. Formulate and solve design and analysis equations for purification processes including diafiltration and liquid-liquid extraction.
3. Formulate and solve design and analysis equations for high resolution purifications including adsorption, chromatography and crystallisation.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Tutorial24Directed and active learning
Independent Study101Study and problem solving
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities



Liquid-liquid extraction





Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment20% Examination Weight80%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

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    Programme or List of Programmes
    BTBSc in Biotechnology