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Bio-Chemical Conversion

Course Number: EST 202
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 70

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:40


Description
The conversion of agricultural/forestry materials (biomass), organics (food and yard wastes, and dairy manure), and other solid wastes (from landfills or wastewater treatment plants) into value-added products is of significant interest today. Technologies that harness microbes to convert these materials can be deployed in many different industries to produce clean water, biogas and biomethane, renewable fuels and chemicals, heat, electricity, and soil amendment products. After some measure of pre-treatment, the lignocellulosic fabric of woody biomass is liberated into easier to use sugar units. For thousands of years, microbes have been fed sugars to produce fermented beverage and food products, and more recently, pharmaceuticals. We will review the structure of lignocellulosic biomass. The course will feature labs to produce, monitor, and analyze the fermentation and anaerobic digestion processes and their products. Recommended: WTM 190, AGPR 121, and EST 201.

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
EST 202
Winter 2016
5233
Jason Selwitz
EST 202
Winter 2016
0962
Jason Selwitz
EST 202
Winter 2015
0962
Jason Selwitz


Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini
 
X
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)