Transport phenomena in solid state fermentation: Oxygen transport in static tray fermentors

P. K.A. Muniswaran, S. Sundara Moorthy, N. C.L.N. Charyulu

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Abstract

A mathematical model has been developed for describing the oxygen concentration during the exponential growth of microorganisms, in a static solid substrate bed supported on a tray fermentor. The model equations comprise of one partial differential equation for mass transfer and an ordinary differential equation of growth. After nondimensionlisation, analytical solution to the model has been obtained by the method of Laplace transforms. An expression for critical thickness of bed is deduced from the model equation. The significance of the model in the design of tray fermentors is discussed. The validity of the discussion is verified by taking an illustration from the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-366
Number of pages5
JournalBiotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2002
Externally publishedYes

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Bioreactors
Fermentation
Oxygen
Growth
Theoretical Models
Laplace transforms
Ordinary differential equations
Microorganisms
Partial differential equations
Mass transfer
Mathematical models
Substrates

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Muniswaran, P. K.A. ; Sundara Moorthy, S. ; Charyulu, N. C.L.N. / Transport phenomena in solid state fermentation : Oxygen transport in static tray fermentors. In: Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. 2002 ; Vol. 7, No. 6. pp. 362-366.
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In: Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 6, 01.01.2002, p. 362-366.

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