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Type: Artigo
Title: Influence of impeller type on hydrodynamics and gas‐liquid mass‐transfer in stirred airlift bioreactor
Author: de Jesus, Sergio S.
Moreira Neto, Joao
Santana, Aline
Maciel Filho, Rubens
Abstract: The influence of impeller type in a mechanically stirred airlift bioreactor was analyzed in relation to the non-Newtonian viscous fluids. The agitation was carried out through a marine impeller (axial impeller) and a paddle impeller (radial impeller) located along with the gas sparger in the region comprised by the riser. The bioreactor was sparged with air under different velocities (0.036-0.060 m s(-1)). Carboxymethylcellulose 1.94% and xanthan 1.80% were used as a fluid model. The gas holdup and volumetric mass-transfer coefficient increased in up to five and three times, respectively, when compared to a conventional airlift bioreactor; however, better results were obtained when the straight paddle impeller type was used. The results suggest that the studied bioreactor can be used successfully in viscous fluid, and it can be more efficient than conventional airlift bioreactors. The results obtained suggest the use of radial impellers
Subject: Reatores biológicos
Country: Estados Unidos
Editor: Wiley
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1002/aic.14871
Date Issue: 2015
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