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Performance evaluation of bioethanol production through continuous fermentation with a settling unit

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Abstract


  • This paper analyses a model for the production of bioethanol that has been calibrated against laboratory data by previous

    researchers. The authors investigate the improvement in productivity that can be obtained when a centrifuge is used to recycle cells that

    would otherwise leave the reactor system in the efficient stream. The authors compare the performance of a double reactor cascade,

    possible employing a settling unit, against that of a single reactor. For the former case, this paper considers the reactor configuration in

    which the settling unit recycles from the effluent stream of a reactor back in the influent of the same reactor.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Nelson, M. I. & Hamzah, N. (2013). Performance evaluation of bioethanol production through continuous fermentation with a settling unit. Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, 7 (11), 2083-2088.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2804&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1795

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 2083

End Page


  • 2088

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 11

Abstract


  • This paper analyses a model for the production of bioethanol that has been calibrated against laboratory data by previous

    researchers. The authors investigate the improvement in productivity that can be obtained when a centrifuge is used to recycle cells that

    would otherwise leave the reactor system in the efficient stream. The authors compare the performance of a double reactor cascade,

    possible employing a settling unit, against that of a single reactor. For the former case, this paper considers the reactor configuration in

    which the settling unit recycles from the effluent stream of a reactor back in the influent of the same reactor.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Nelson, M. I. & Hamzah, N. (2013). Performance evaluation of bioethanol production through continuous fermentation with a settling unit. Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, 7 (11), 2083-2088.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2804&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1795

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 2083

End Page


  • 2088

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 11