the web site for the Group of
Bioprocess and Biomedical Engineering
at the Technical University of Wroclaw.
led byAnnaTrusek-Hołownia, PhD, DSc,
Professor ofWroclaw University of
the Group ofChemical
and BiochemicalProcessesledover the years byProf.AndrzejNoworyta, PhD, DSc. The
Groupdid not change the formerarea ofresearch but extended itwith issuesconcerning the transport ofdrugs from carriersand modelingpolymer structuresfor specific tasks.
For years studies conducted by
researchers in Z-11 combine the knowledge of
engineering and industrial (white)
biotechnology. The main subject of
research are bioreactor processes (both
microbiological and enzymatic) conducted in
reactors 0.5-25 liters in volume. These
bioreactors are often integrated with
membrane processes. Enzymatic reactions are
carried out with the use of native catalysts
or preparations with a catalyst immobilized
by sorption, covalent bonding or
cross-linked in hydrogel.
Typical membrane processes are
also carried out in Z-11 with a focus on
separation of reaction mixtures, natural
media from food industry or waste streams
The aim of studiesis
to carry outthe
usedinchemical engineeringto prepare amathematical description ofthe modelcharacteristics in order to
find the optimalrange
Members of the research team
have specialized for years in microwave
drying, especially of biological materials.
alternativemethodof water removalwhich in certain casesiseconomicallyorpracticallyjustified.
Recently, scientific activityof
themodeling oftransportof active substances (e.g.
drugs, hormones, etc.), volume immobilization ofbiocatalysts in hydrogelsandmass transport with reaction. This will allow us to apply
principles known in chemical engineering to
pharmacokinetics at the drug carrier-body
The Group offers first- and
second-degree courses for students of Chemical and Process
Engineering and of Biotechnology.
Members of staff are managers of the
following specializations: Biotechnological
Processes (Prof. A. Noworyta), Chemical
Process Engineering (A.Trusek-Holownia,
Prof. PWr) and Chemical Process Design
(A.Trusek-Holownia, Prof. PWr). The
specialization Applied Chemical Engineering
conducted in the English language is also
offered (Manager: A.Trusek-Holownia, Prof.
Details of the new
specializations are given below.
Group of Bioprocess and Biomedical Engineering, Norwida 4/6,
50-373 Wroclaw, Poland