Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Transport Phenomena in Biological BMM202 4 3 + 0 4

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. SEDA TIĞLI AYDIN
Goals Building analogy between, mass, heat and momentum transport in biological systems.
Contents Definition of unit systems, process and process variables. Balancing the material and energy equations in single and multi unit processes relevant to physical, chemical and bioprocess systems.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Learning of unit systems
2 Understanding of process variables and solving some fundamental process problems
3 Producing material and energy equations physically and mathematically for each unit in a whole process
4 Knowing the data related with the problem and finding out the absence of data using standart tables
5 Combining of material and energy balance equations of the process properly
6 Applying the material and energy balance equations to all related processes

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Theoritical and visual expression
Assessment Methods Midterm Exam, Final Exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Transport phenomena in different systems: Transport in mammalian, transport in plant, transport phenomena in industrial food and biologic systems, transport phenomena in environment. Reading the related topics
2 Basic definition for transport systems: Power, resistance, capacity and biological variation, system diagrams with electric circuits analogy. Reading the related topics
3 Type of transports: Steady state, unsteady state transport systems, general balance equations, system applications. Reading the related topics
4 Conservation of mass and energy: The laws of thermodynamics, conservation of energy, thermal variatation in living systems, greenhouse effect. Reading the related topics
5 Building of general transport balance equations and applicability to relevant systems Reading the related topics
6 Flow systems (momentum transfer): Continiuity, Bernouilli equation, momentum balance, friciton losses, Fluid flows in plant, rheologic difference Reading the related topics
7 Heat transport systems: Conduction, convection, radiation Reading the related topics
8 Heat transport systems: Biologic and non-biological heat formation, heat storage, dimonsionless numbers in transport systems. Reading the related topics
9 MIDTERM EXAM Reading the related topics
10 Mass transfer: Mass balance, molecular diffiusion, convective mass transfer Reading the related topics
11 Mass transfer: Enzymatic reactions, nutrient uptake in plant roots, bacterial growth rate Reading the related topics
12 Mass transfer: Simultaneous mass and heat transfer, some dimonsionless numbers Reading the related topics
13 Some examples for steady state transport processes Reading the related topics
14 Dynamic transport systems Reading the related topics

Textbook Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems, G.A. Truskey, F. Yuan, D.F.Katz, Pearson, Prentice Hall, NewJersey, USA, 2004.
Additional Resources Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals, J. E. Bailey, D. F. Ollis, McGraw Hill, 1986. Fundamentals of Transport Phenomena, R. W. Fahien, Mc Graw Hill Book Co., 1983. Transport Processes, C. J. Geankoplis, Allyn and Bacon Inc, 1983.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has principal knowledge about Math, Science and Engineering subjects related to their own branches. x
2 Uses Math, Science and theoretical and practical knowledge of their own areas to find solutions for current engineering problems. x
3 Identifies, formulates and solves engineering problems, for that purpose, selects and applies appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques. x
4 Analyzes a system, a component, or a process, designs under realistic constraints to meet the desired requirements; implements the methods of modern design accordingly. x
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and tools necessary for engineering applications. x
6 Designs and performs experiments, collects data, analyzes and interprets the results. Finds solutions to problems in the fields of medicine and biology using engineering techniques. x
7 Works effectively as an individual and multidisciplinary teams. x
8 Collects information and does research of resources for this purpose, uses databases and other information resources. x
9 Is aware of necessity of lifelong learning; monitors developments in science and technology and continuously renews himself/herself. x
10 Uses informatics and communication technology with computer software that is minimum required by the European Computer Driving Licence Advanced Level. x
11 Communicates effectively verbal and written, uses at least one foreign language at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x
12 Is aware of universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications, Is aware of entrepreneurship and innovation and has knowledge of contemporary issues. x
13 Has principal knowledge about professional and ethical responsibility. x
14 Holds awareness about project management, workplace practices, employee health, environmental and occupational safety; and about the legal implications of engineering applications. x
15 Trains individuals to be preferred in biomedical industry by national and international institutions and have the qualification of hardware. x
16 Provides training and consulting services to improve the quality and reliability in the use of technology in hospitals in the field of clinical engineering. x
17 Provides consulting and technical support services to hospitals, health organizations and medical technology manufacturers/sellers. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Assignments 4 2 8
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Work Load (h) 132
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4.4
ECTS Credit of the Course 4