Explanation of Biochemical Engineering

Biochemical Engineering and Biochemistry

Biochemical engineering is a branch of chemical engineering. Chemical engineering is a broad branch of engineering that applies the physical sciences with life sciences. It also includes the use of applied mathematics and economics to properly use chemicals, materials and energies. Biochemical engineers mainly deal with the construction on units that involve biological organisms and their applications. A main section is the understanding of bioreactors and the industries it supports. These can include petrochemical, food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and water treatment industries.


Because of the vast industries that biochemists can infiltrate, they can do many different things. They can work on new types of fertilizer to produce plants or they can discover how to covert raw materials into a product. While both biochemists and bio chemical engineers can overlap in an industry there is a difference. A biochemical engineer is interested in rearranging chemical interactions to make life work better or easier. They often use devices to help modify and regulate proteins.


These proteins can be used to help regulate human health and improve how we live. A biochemist is interested in how life works. They tend to study and research the reaction, while the engineers manipulate forms. Both are intertwined with each other and can cover very similar fields. Both requires drive, dedication to school and passion.


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