Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
A fermentation system with a plug scheme unit has been developed, offering a variety of solutions to measurement, control, and operational problems. By means of the program unit, e.g., automatic pH control assigned to the dynamic of batch cultures and the feed of different ingredients controlled by a time program or a given variable have been solved. The continuous culture volume was controlled by a level controlled by a level controller equipped with a photosensor. A method was developed for variable control that provide information on the activity of the culture, and allows direct measurement of the different rate values, e.g., generation time or specific product formation rate. Applicability of the direct measurement of generation time is presented in the qualification of molasses and in a static off-line optimization process.
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