Factors influencing the operation of a vertical bioreactor segmented with perforated plates.

Z. Buzás, K. Dallmann, L. Boross, B. Szajáni, G. Horváth

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Abstract

Factors influencing the operation of a vertical bioreactor segmented with perforated plates supporting immobilized yeast cells were studied. It was found that the most important factors are the length-diameter (L/D) ratio of the reactor and the dilution rate. It was supposed that the optimal L/D ratio is about 1. The operation of the reactor was more favourable at a low liquid phase-solid phase ratio. The spatial distribution of the biocatalyst had only a slight, if any effect. The periodically changed direction of feed flow has no improving effect on the fermentation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalActa biochimica et biophysica Hungarica
Volume25
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry

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