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Bioreactors, Air-lift Reactors

  1. J.C. Merchuk,
  2. M. Gluz

Published Online: 15 OCT 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471250589.ebt029

Encyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology

Encyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology

How to Cite

Merchuk, J. and Gluz, M. 2002. Bioreactors, Air-lift Reactors. Encyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology.

Author Information

  1. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2002

Abstract

  • Introduction

    • General

    • Airlift Reactor Morphology

    • Advantages of Airlift Bioreactors

  • Fluid Dynamics

    • Flow Configuration

    • Gas Holdup

    • Gas Recirculation

    • Liquid Velocity

    • Liquid Mixing

    • Mixing in the Gas Phase

    • Energy Dissipation and Shear Rate in Airlift Reactors

  • Mass Transfer

    • Mass Transfer Rate Measurements

    • Bubble Size and Interfacial Area

    • Data Correlations for Mass Transfer Rate

  • Heat Transfer

  • Three-Phase Airlift Reactors

  • Airlift Reactor—Selection and Design

    • Scale-up of Airlift Bioreactors

    • Design Improvements

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • Nomenclature

  • Bibliography

Keywords:

  • bubble column;
  • fluid dynamics;
  • gas hold-up;
  • heat transfer;
  • liquid flow;
  • mass transfer;
  • scale-up;
  • three-phase airlift reactors