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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Enhancement Of The Oxygen Transfer In A Circulating Three-phase Fluidized Bed Bioreactor
Author: Dabdoub Paz E.D.
Santana M.H.A.
Eguchi S.Y.
Abstract: The addition of α-alumina to the aqueous solution of sodium alginate for imobilization of viable cells allows the production of denser particles than the ones obtained with sodium alginate alone. This biocatalyst was used in the continuous oxidation of ethanol to acetic acid, by a strain of Acetobacter isolated from an ethanol plant. The continuous fermentation was carried out in a circulating three-phase fluidized bed bioreactor. Denser particles allow a greater oxygen transfer, resulting in increased volumetric production rate of acetic acid, because oxygen is usually the limiting factor of this process. The performance of the biocatalyst was analyzed in terms of respiration rate, oxygen diffusivity, volumetric mass-transfer coefficient, and global productivity. © 1993 Humana Press Inc.
Editor: Humana Press
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/BF02919010
Date Issue: 1993
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