Development of a Higee bioreactor (HBR) for production of polyhydroxyalkanoate: Hydrodynamics, gas–liquid mass transfer and fermentation studies

@inproceedings{Boodhoo2010DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a Higee bioreactor (HBR) for production of polyhydroxyalkanoate: Hydrodynamics, gas–liquid mass transfer and fermentation studies},
  author={Kamelia Boodhoo and C. D. Cartwright and Marija Vi{\vc}evi{\'c} and Mar{\'i}a Auxiliadora Prieto and Marta Tortajada},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract This study addresses the hydrodynamics and mass transfer characterisation of a Higee bioreactor (HBR) for application to polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production from Pseudomonas putida KT2442 fermentation. The motivation for this work is to address the potential oxygen transfer limitations which can severely impede the progress of this aerobic fermentation process and reduce PHA productivity in conventional bioreactors. It is shown that a maximum of 2.5 transfer units can be achieved in… CONTINUE READING