The specific interfacial areas in two external-loop airlift bioreactors of laboratory and pilot scale were determined, mainly by the chemical reaction method (sulphite oxidation).
The parameter studied in water/salt and starch/salt solutions was greately affected by gas superficial velocity, A D /A R ratio, by H R −H D /H D ratio and η ap , respectively. Correlations for the specific interfacial area in the two systems, considering the effects of the above-mentioned parameters, were proposed.
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Received: 14 April 1996
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Gavrilescu, M., Tudose, R. The specific interfacial area in external-loop airlift bioreactors. Bioprocess Engineering 16, 127–133 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/s004490050299
- Interfacial Area
- Chemical Reaction Method
- Pilot Scale