Anca-Irina Galaction

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The studies on the alcoholic fermentation with immobilized S. cerevisiae cells on alginate using a bioreactor with stirred beds of biocatalysts indicated that the diffusion inside the biocatalyst particles attenuates or avoids the inhibitory effects, preserving the microbial activity. Using a mathematical model adequate for ethanol formation in(More)
The previous works on simulated broths are continued and developed for Propionibacterium shermanii broths. The obtained results indicated the considerable increase of kLa in presence of n-dodecane as oxygen-vector and the existence of a certain value of hydrocarbon concentration that corresponds to the maximum mass transfer rate of oxygen. The magnitude of(More)
Oxygen mass transfer represents the most important parameter involved in the design and operation of mixing-sparging equipment for bioreactors. It can be described and analyzed by means of the mass transfer coefficient, k(L) a. The k(L) a values are affected by many factors such as geometrical and operational characteristics of the vessels, media(More)
This paper is dedicated to the study on the external and internal mass transfers of glucose for succinic acid fermentation under substrate and product inhibitions using a bioreactor with stirred bed of immobilized Actinobacillus succinogenes cells. By means of the substrate mass balance for a single particle of biocatalysts, considering the kinetic model(More)
Study of the distribution of the oxygen mass transfer coefficient, k l a, for a stirred bioreactor and simulated (pseudoplastic solutions of carboxymethylcellulose sodium salt) bacterial (P. shermanii), yeast (S. cerevisiae), and fungal (P. chrysogenum free mycelia) broths indicated significant variation of transfer rate with bioreactor height. The(More)
The study on mixing distribution for an aerobic stirred bioreactor and simulated (solutions of carboxymethylcellulose sodium salt), yeasts (S. cerevisiae) and fungus (P. chrysogenum pellets and free mycelia) broths indicated the significant variation of mixing time on the bioreactor height. The experiments suggested the possibility to reach a uniform mixing(More)
The determination of the optimal neural network topology is an important aspect when using neural models. Due to the lack of consistent rules, this is a difficult problem, which is solved in this paper using an evolutionary algorithm namely Differential Evolution. An improved, simple, and flexible selfadaptive variant of Differential Evolution algorithm is(More)
The search capabilities of the Differential Evolution (DE) algorithm – a global optimization technique – make it suitable for finding both the architecture and the best internal parameters of a neural network, usually determined by the training phase. In this paper, two variants of the DE algorithm (classical DE and self-adaptive mechanism) were used to(More)
This paper is dedicated to the study on external and internal mass transfers of glucose for succinic fermentation under substrate and product inhibitions using a bioreactor with a stationary basket bed of immobilized Actinobacillus succinogenes cells. By means of the substrate mass balance for a single particle of biocatalysts, considering the Jerusalimsky(More)
AIM This paper develops the previous studies on the transfer processes and biochemical reaction kinetics involved in the lipids biodegradation. MATERIAL AND METHODS The experiments were carried out in 10 1(8 1 working volume) laboratory bioreactor with computer-controlled and recorded Parameters. The basket was placed centered around the stirrer and was(More)