Module Handbook

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Module MV-BioVT-299-M-7

Electrochemical Bioprocess Engineering (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-BioVT-299-M-7 Electrochemical Bioprocess Engineering 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg.
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-BioVT] Bioprocess Engineering
Reference course of study [MV-88.805-SG] M.Sc. Biological Process Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


The module is currently not offered!


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MV-BioVT-86443-K-7
Electrochemical Bioprocess Engineering
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 irreg.
  • About [MV-BioVT-86443-K-7]: Title: "Electrochemical Bioprocess Engineering"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination Frequency: irregular (only in semesters, in which the courses are offered)
  • Examination number: 10420 ("Bioprocess Engineering I")
    Written examination (120 minutes) or oral examination (30 minutes)

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Both biotransformation and electrochemical processes play an important role in the development of sustainable and efficient production processes. Nature provides an almost inexhaustible number of biocatalysts that can be used to optimize existing production processes or to develop completely new biotechnological processes and products. In addition to the special importance of electrochemistry in the field of energy conversion and storage, electrochemical processes can also be used in biochemical synthesis processes, for example for the environmentally friendly production of reagents. The combination of electrochemistry and biotransformation into bioelectrochemical synthesis processes enables a wide range of future-oriented production systems.

In the first part of the lecture the basic aspects of electrochemical process and reaction engineering are presented. The second part focuses on the corresponding applications in bioelectrochemical processes.


Definitions and basic terms

  • Components of a reactor
  • Electrolytes
  • Important regularities

Fundamentals of technical electrochemistry

  • Electrochemical Thermodynamics
  • Electrochemical Kinetics
  • Transport processes in electrochemistry
  • Electrochemical Reaction Engineering
  • Electrochemical process engineering
  • Measurement methods

Bioelectrochemical processes

  • Fuel Cells
  • Microbial electrolysis
  • Microbial electrosyntheses
  • Electroenzymatic processes
  • Bio-Electrochemical remediation processes
  • Electrochemical Bio-Mining
  • Electrochemical processes in the processing of organic products

In the laboratory part, for example, cyclovoltammograms of mediators and biofilms are measured, electrochemical reactants for enzymatic reactions are produced or operated by biofuel cells.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students
  • know the principles of electrochemistry
  • know the basics of electrochemical process engineering
  • understand bioelectrochemical processes
  • can plan and evaluate their own experiments


  • Hamann, Carl H. / Vielstich, Wolf: Elektrochemie, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim
  • Volkmar M. Schmidt : Elektrochemische Verfahrenstechnik: Grundlagen, Reaktionstechnik, Prozessoptimierung, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

Basic knowledge of process engineering

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-BioVT-299-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-88.A29-SG] M.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering [Compulsory Modules] Studienschwerpunkt I [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-BioVT-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Bioverfahrenstechnik