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A fundamental analysis of continuous flow bioreactor and membrane reactor models with tessier kinetics

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Abstract


  • In this research we analyze the steady-state operation of a continuous flow bioreactor, with or without recycle, and an idealized or nonidealized continuous flow membrane reactor. The model extends to include a fixed bed reactor where a fraction of the biomass is detached by the flow. The reaction is assumed to be governed by Tessier growth kinetics. We show that a flow reactor with idealized recycle has the same performance as an idealized membrane reactor and that the performance of a nonidealized membrane reactor is identical to that of an appropriately defined continuous flow bioreactor with nonidealized recycle. The performance of all three reactor types can therefore be obtained by analyzing a flow reactor with recycle. The steady states of the recycle model are found and their stability determined as a function of the residence time. The performance of the reactor at large residence times is obtained.

Authors


  •   Nelson, Mark I.
  •   Balakrishnan, Easwaran (external author)
  •   Sidhu, Harvinder S. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Nelson, M. I., Balakrishnan, E. & Sidhu, H. S. (2012). A fundamental analysis of continuous flow bioreactor and membrane reactor models with tessier kinetics. Chemical Engineering Communications, 199 (3), 417-433.

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  • 2-s2.0-84856995591

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=9209&context=infopapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/1874

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 417

End Page


  • 433

Volume


  • 199

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • In this research we analyze the steady-state operation of a continuous flow bioreactor, with or without recycle, and an idealized or nonidealized continuous flow membrane reactor. The model extends to include a fixed bed reactor where a fraction of the biomass is detached by the flow. The reaction is assumed to be governed by Tessier growth kinetics. We show that a flow reactor with idealized recycle has the same performance as an idealized membrane reactor and that the performance of a nonidealized membrane reactor is identical to that of an appropriately defined continuous flow bioreactor with nonidealized recycle. The performance of all three reactor types can therefore be obtained by analyzing a flow reactor with recycle. The steady states of the recycle model are found and their stability determined as a function of the residence time. The performance of the reactor at large residence times is obtained.

Authors


  •   Nelson, Mark I.
  •   Balakrishnan, Easwaran (external author)
  •   Sidhu, Harvinder S. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Nelson, M. I., Balakrishnan, E. & Sidhu, H. S. (2012). A fundamental analysis of continuous flow bioreactor and membrane reactor models with tessier kinetics. Chemical Engineering Communications, 199 (3), 417-433.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84856995591

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=9209&context=infopapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/1874

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 417

End Page


  • 433

Volume


  • 199

Issue


  • 3