April 23, 2019 CE – Kinetics

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Kinetics & Reactor Design (Part 3): Bioreactor & Fermenter Design

Presenter: Richard Skeirik, PE

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
5:00pm-5:15pm – Networking
5:15pm-6:45pm – Dinner, Presentation, Q&A Session

PDH Credit: 1.5 credits

Ashford Boardroom
KBR Inc.
242 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702

$30 Members
$35 Non-members & Guests
$15 Students
$15 KBR Employees
$15 WEBEX option

Dinner will be provided with registration for live attendance. Webex information will be provided one day in advance.


The third workshop in a series on kinetics and reactor design explores bioreactor and fermenter design. Bioreactors use an enzyme to catalyze the reaction, while fermenters grow a population of living cells that produce a product. Enzyme kinetics, while complex, can be used within a conventional reactor balance for design. Fermenters can be thought of reactors that grow their own reactors, and so the kinetics of cell growth must be combined with the kinetics of product production by cells.

In this active learning workshop, you’ll listen for a bit and then work with a partner to solve reactor balances by computer. We’ll focus on the simplest reactor systems, and only glance at more complex systems. Bring a laptop with excel if you can (one per every two attending will be needed) and come energized. You will be challenged.


Richard Skeirik, PE is a process engineer who often worked studying process dynamics for the optimization and control of chemical processes and for the design and optimization of reactors. He filled many process engineering roles during 22 years at DuPont and is inventor on 17 process control/AI patents. He teaches continuing education in both ethics and process engineering for AIChE DVS.


Please register no later than Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Cynthia Tarun at cbtarun@gmail.com 832-341-4960 (Mobile).