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Gas maldistribution in a fermenter stirred with multiple turbines

Montastruc, Ludovic and Brienne, Jean Paul and Martinov, M. and Nikov, Iordan Gas maldistribution in a fermenter stirred with multiple turbines. (2006) In: Mixing 2006 12th European Conference on Mixing Bologna, 27-30 June 2006, Bologna, Italie .

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Abstract

The study is focused on modeling of gas maldistribution of aerated liquid systems in a multiple impeller bioreactor. The phenomenon may or may not depend on column design. The latter case is dependent merely on bed fluid dynamics and could be treated by using the methodology of the residence time distribution (RTD) theory. Accordingly, a specific methodology is proposed, as follows: the fermenter has been modelled as a reactor network involving a combination of zones representing basic ideal flow patterns. The methodology is based on the wide-spread experimental gas tracer technique extended by a new systemic identification approach. The approach is based on a Mellinmodification of the Laplace transform over the relevant equations. The method allows zero-time solutions for identification analysis. Unlike the diffusion model approximation, the technique considered allows exact approximation of the RTD curves with circulation. The proposed transfer function represents adequately the bioreactor gas maldistribution thus allowing fast overview of the studied reaction and prompt feed back control on the physical situation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Other partners > Polytech'Lille (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
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Deposited By: Ludovic MONTASTRUC

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