Unit plan: Mining milk for casein
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Secondary students compare three methods of separating casein proteins out of milk.
To model a bioprocessing system that extracts casein from milk, which fulfils the functionalities (characteristics) identified by the consumer. To show the dimensions of the system, for example the chemical process, the needs of the client and evidence that environmental issues have been considered.
Casein extraction, up-scaling, casein functionality, food properties, brief development.
- 01 December 2005