Mass Transfer

  • Jens Nielsen
  • John Villadsen


In many bioreactions, the transport of nutrients to the cell surface and the removal of metabolites from the cell surface to the bulk of the medium are rate processes with time constants not much smaller than those of the cellular reactions. Therefore mass transfer must be included in an analysis of bioreactions alongside of stoichiometry and cellular kinetics.


Mass Transfer Coefficient Dissolve Oxygen Concentration Bubble Diameter Bubble Breakup Specific Interfacial Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Nielsen
    • 1
  • John Villadsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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