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Current Physical Chemistry

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ISSN (Print): 1877-9468
ISSN (Online): 1877-9476

Research Article

Mass Transfer Characteristics of a Fermentation Broth and İnvestigation of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Growth in a Cocurrent Downflow Contacting Reactor (CDCR)

Author(s): Ramazan Orhan* and Gulbeyi Dursun

Volume 7 , Issue 4 , 2017

Page: [293 - 300] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1877946807666170607142849

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Abstract

Aim: In this study, the hydrodynamic behavior and mass transfer characteristics of a cocurrent down flow contacting reactor (CDCR) were investigated for air-tap water and airfermentation broth systems.

Observation: As gas and liquid flow rates increased, the values of kLa and gas hold ups increased. The values of kLa measured in the air-fermentation broth system were all lower than those in the air-tap water system, but the values of gas hold up were higher.

Result: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens bacterial was grown in a medium of 10 g L-1 glucose and the specific growth rate, maximum dry cell concentration, and yield of biomass on glucose were determined to be 0.310 h-1, 5.0 g dry cell L-1, 0.500 g dry cell g-1 glucose, respectively.

Conclusion: The values of kLa and qO2, increased at active growth phase and then decreased with decreasing active cells.

Keywords: B. amyloliquefaciens, mass transfer, kLa, qO2, fermentation, matrix.

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