News Release Distributed 08/26/14
ST. GABRIEL, La. – The LSU AgCenter’s Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative (SUBI) will hold two bioproducts short courses in September. Both are free and are open to everyone.
The first short course, Elements of Heat Transfer for Biological Applications, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 8-9 in Room 102 Knapp Hall on the corner of Highland Road and S. Stadium Drive on the LSU Campus in Baton Rouge.
This course will cover energy balance equations, heat transfer modes, steady state in flat plates and in radial direction, steady state conduction in composite materials, steady state convection, combined conduction and convection, radiation-incident and emissions, 3-D diffusion basics, and 1-D transient conduction and convection, and industrial heat transfer equipment used in biological applications.
Registration is required. To register, go to http://bit.ly/1vg47ch.
The second short course, Elements of Biological Kinetics and Bioreactor Design, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 22-23 in Room 102 Knapp Hall on the corner of Highland Road and S. Stadium Drive on the LSU Campus in Baton Rouge.
This course will cover biological reactor terminology, microorganisms employed in bioreactors, bioreactor stoichiometry, microbial metabolism, biological kinetics, batch reactors, fed-batch reactors, continuous stirred flow reactors, photobioreactors, and bioreactor applications.
Registration for this short course also is required. To register, go to http://bit.ly/1rvug6t.
Both courses will be taught by Chandra Theegala, a professor in the LSU AgCenter Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Theegala holds a doctoral degree in environmental engineering from LSU, where he routinely teachers senior- and graduate-level courses in the areas of biological reactors, heat and mass transfer, sustainable energy engineering, energy conservation and renewable energy engineering.
Theegala has more than 20 years of experience with bioreactors, including his doctoral research, which focused on closed photobioreactors and mass production of microalgae in open systems.
For information, contact Carlen Ensley at (225) 642-0135, ext. 235, or by email.