I am a postgraduate student in biochemical engineering and I am working on modelling of bioprocesses. I have come across this book a little while ago and it changed the course of studies in a very positive manner. The most important characteristic of this book is that it encompasess the complete spectrum of topics required to thoroughly understand the fundementals of bioprocesses. Consistant nomenclature and mathematical expressions used throughout the book helps the reader to grasp rather comlicated inter-relationships between relatively distant topics much easily. At times the book requires a somewhat competent background in biological sciences and engineering to fully digest everything offered but once the reader adapts to the authors' style the book becomes a very valuable reference.
This book is an excellent book for graduate students in biochemical engineering or for students of chemical engineering. It describes models such as metabolic flux analysis and metabolic control analysis. Furthermore mass transfer in fermentors and modelling of fermentors is described in great detail. The book is rather heavy to digest, but when you are through it, it is invaluable.