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Research laboratory
UMR 6602 - UCA/CNRS/SIGMA

Chemical engineering, engineering thermodynamics and biosystems

 

 


 

Presentation

The Process Engineering, Energetics and Biosystems department (GePEB team) deals with bioprocesses engineering by means of multi- scale and multidisciplinary biological-chemical-physical approach of process parameters. The team comprises 25 permanent researchers and 20 – 30 PhD, post doc and master students. The team works in the area of biochemical, environmental, and food process engineering and deals more specifically with:

  1. microbial processes and cultures of micro-organisms;
  2. heat, mass, light energy transfer and mixing in reactors;
  3. thermodynamics for prediction of multiphase and chemical equilibrium properties;
  4. metabolic flux calculation.

This covers a wide range of applications, including environmental processes, bioenergy and food industries. Research highlights and innovations related to this axis are found in literature (up to 2011) under the label Laboratoire de Génie Chimique et Biochimique (LGCB). These fields share a common methodology based on the application of mass, energy, entropy and energy balances, modelling of physical and biological kinetics, analysis of coupling between physical and biological rate limiting steps and physicochemical properties characterization of the biological media. They all tend towards systemic analysis that needs advanced theoretical analysis. The synthesis and interweaving of these fields are performed during the simulation and modelling steps that are systematically applied for all studies. They represent the understanding level of the studied operations.

 

Head

Head Claude Gilles DUSSAP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +33 4 7340 7838
Deputy head Christophe VIAL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +33 4 7340 5266

 

Address

INSTITUT PASCAL
Campus Universitaire des Cézeaux
4 Avenue Blaise Pascal
Batiment Physique 3
TSA 60026
CS 60026
63178 Aubière Cedex

 

Executive assistant

Béatrice LOISEAU This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +33 4 7340 5267

 +33 4 7340 7829