Gas-liquid mass transfer studies for biomass support materials in a bioreactor


Apar D.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, cilt.85, ss.668-673, 2010

  • Cilt numarası: 85 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/jctb.2352
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.668-673

Özet

BACKGROUND: Oxygen mass transfer can be described and analyzed by means of the mass transfer coefficient k(L)a, which is the most important parameter involved in the design and operation of mixing-sparging equipment for bioreactors. In the present study, the effect of biomass support materials on the gas-liquid mass transfer coefficient was studied in a bioreactor under variable process conditions. The biomass support materials used were activated carbon, pumice and loofa sponge.