Oxygen uptake rate in microbial processes : An overview

  title={Oxygen uptake rate in microbial processes : An overview},
  author={Felix Garcia-Ochoaa and Emilio Gomeza and Victoria E. Santosa and Jose C. Merchukb},
  • Felix Garcia-Ochoaa, Emilio Gomeza, +1 author Jose C. Merchukb
  • Published 2010
In aerobic process oxygen must be continuously supplied in order to achieve acceptable productivities, Since the role of oxygen in microorganism growth and its metabolism is of vital importance, both the oxygen consumption by the cell and the oxygen transfer rate (OTR) into the system have to be understood. The main function of a properly designed bioreactor is to provide a controlled environment and a concentration of nutrients (dissolved oxygen, mainly) sufficient to achieve optimal growth… CONTINUE READING
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