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Title Solid-state fermentation bioreactors : fundamentals of design and operation / David A. Mitchell, Nadia Krieger, Marin Berovic (eds.)
Published Berlin : Springer, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 447 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover -- Contents -- 1 Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactor Fundamentals: Introduction and Overview -- 1.1 What Is "Solid-state Fermentation"? -- 1.2 Why Should We Be Interested in SSF? -- 1.3 What Are the Current and Potential Applications of SSF? -- 1.4 Why Do We Need a Book on the Fundamentals of SSF Bioreactors? -- 1.5 How Is this Book Organized? -- 1.5.1 Introduction to Solid-State Fermentation and Bioreactors -- 1.5.2 Introduction to the Various Classes of SSF Bioreactors -- 1.5.3 Fundamentals of Modeling of SSF Bioreactors -- 1.5.4 Modeling Case Studies of SSF Bioreactors -- 1.5.5 Key Issues Associated with SSF Bioreactors -- 1.5.6 A Final Word -- Further Reading -- 2 The Bioreactor Step of SSF: A Complex Interaction of Phenomena -- 2.1 The Need for a Qualitative Understanding of SSF -- 2.2 The General Steps of an SSF Process -- 2.3 The Bioreactor Step of an SSF Process -- 2.4 The Physical Structure of SSF Bioreactor Systems -- 2.4.1 Macroscale View of the Phases in an SSF Bioreactor -- 2.4.2 A Microscale Snapshot of the Substrate Bed -- 2.5 A Dynamic View of the Processes Occurring -- 2.5.1 A Dynamic View with a Time Scale of Seconds to Minutes -- 2.5.2 A Dynamic View with a Time Scale of Hours to Days -- 2.6 Where Has this Description Led Us? -- Further Reading -- 3 Introduction to Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactors -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Bioreactor Selection and Design: General Questions -- 3.2.1 The Crucial Questions -- 3.2.2 Other Questions to Consider -- 3.3 Overview of Bioreactor Types -- 3.3.1 Basic Design Features of the Various Bioreactor Types -- 3.3.2 Overview of Operating Variables -- 3.4 A Guide for Bioreactor Selection -- Further Reading -- 4 Heat and Mass Transfer in Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactors: Basic Principles -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 An Overall Balance Over the Bioreactor -- 4.3 Looking Within the Bioreactor in More Detail -- 4.3.1 Phenomena Within Subsystems Within the Bioreactor -- 4.3.2 Transfer Between Subsystems When the Substrate Bed Is Treated as a Single Pseudo-Homogeneous Phase -- 4.3.3 Transfer Between Subsystems When the Substrate Bed Is Treated as Two Separate Phases -- 4.3.4 Bulk Gas Flow Patterns and Pressure Drops -- 4.3.5 Mixing Patterns in Agitated Beds of Solids -- Further Reading -- 5 The Scale-up Challenge for SSF Bioreactors -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The Challenges Faced at Large Scale in SLF and SSF -- 5.3 The Reason Why Scale-up Is not Simple -- 5.4 Approaches to Scale-up of SSF Bioreactors -- Further Reading -- 6 Group I: Bioreactors: Unaerated and Unmixed -- 6.1 Basic Features, Design, and Operating Variables for Tray-type Bioreactors -- 6.2 Use of Bag Systems in Modern Processes -- 6.3 Heat and Mass Transfer in Tray Bioreactors -- 6.3.1 Oxygen Profiles Within Trays -- 6.3.2 Temperature Profiles Within Trays -- 6.3.3 Insights from Dynamic Modeling of Trays -- 6.4 Conc
Summary 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 expressions that are used to describe them. Thirdly it demonstrates, through a number of case studies, how mathematical models can be used in the optimization of bioreactor performance. The final part of the book addresses several issues closely related with bioreactor operation, namely process monitoring equipment, process control strategies and the selection of an appropriate air preparation system
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bioreactors -- Design and construction.
Solid-state fermentation.
Form Electronic book
Author Mitchell, David A. (David Alexander), 1962-
Krieger, Nadia.
Berovic, M. (Marin)
LC no. 2006922414
ISBN 3540312854