Analysis of substrate limited fermentation in a dispersed plug-flow reactor


A tubular reactor, in which there is a dispersed plug-flow and in which a single cell fermentation occurs is critically analyzed using a lumped approximation technique. Estimates of the bounds of Fermentation Number where multiple solutions can occur and the necessary and sufficient conditions for stability to small perturbations are presented. Analysis has been made of fermentation processes involving both gaseous and non-gaseous limiting substrates and operated under sterile and non-sterile feed conditions: non-inhibitory and inhibitory kinetic have been examined in all cases. The results are presented both analytically and graphically, and they are compared with those obtained using a marching Runge-Kutta method.

Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
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Institution: Aston University
Uncontrolled Keywords: substrate limited fermentation,dispersed plug-flow reactor
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 08:07
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2010 11:24
Completed Date: 1977-06
Authors: Lopes, Carlos Edison

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