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Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactors Fundamentals of Design and Operation

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ISBN-10: 3540312854

ISBN-13: 9783540312857

Edition: 2006

Authors: David A. Mitchell, Nadia Krieger, Marin Berovic, Eduardo Agosin

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This concise professional reference provides a fundamental framework for the design and operation of solid-state fermentation bioreactors, enabling researchers currently working at laboratory scale to scale-up their processes. After surveying the main bioreactor types currently used in solid-state fermentation, it focuses on the mathematical modeling of bioreactors, which is covered in three parts. Firstly, the book shows how to plan a research program in order to characterize the growth kinetics in a manner appropriate for incorporation into bioreactor models. Secondly, it addresses the heat and mass transfer phenomena that occur in solid-state fermentation bioreactors and the mathematical…    
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List price: $249.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Publication date: 4/20/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

Solid-state fermentation bioreactor fundamentals : introduction and overview
The bioreactor step of SSF : a complex interaction of phenomena
Introduction to solid-state fermentation bioreactors
Heat and mass transfer in solid-state fermentation bioreactors : basic principles
The scale-up challenge for SSF bioreactors
Group I bioreactors : unaerated and unmixed
Group II bioreactors : forcefully-aerated bioreactors without mixing
Group III : rotating-drum and stirred-drum bioreactors
Group IVa : continuously-mixed, forcefully-aerated bioreactors
Group IVb : intermittently-mixed forcefully-aerated bioreactors
Continuous solid-state fermentation bioreactors
Approaches to modeling SSF bioreactors
Appropriate levels of complexity for modeling SSF bioreactors
The kinetic sub-model of SSF bioreactor models : general considerations
Growth kinetics in SSF systems : experimental approaches
Basic features of the kinetic sub-model
Modeling of the effects of growth on the local environment
Modeling of heat and mass transfer in SSF bioreactors
Substrate, air, and thermodynamic parameters for SSF bioreactor models
Estimation of transfer coefficients for SSF bioreactors
Bioreactor modeling case studies : overview
A model of a well-mixed SSF bioreactor
A model of a rotating-drum bioreactor
Models of packed-bed bioreactors
A model of an intermittently-mixed forcefully-aerated bioreactor
Instrumentation for monitoring SSF bioreactors
Fundamentals of process control
Application of automatic control strategies to SSF bioreactors
Design of the air preparation system for SSF bioreactors
Future prospects for SSF bioreactors
Guide to the bioreactor programs