Chapter 11. Bioreactors

  1. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Hans-Joachim Jördening3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Josef Winter4
  1. René H. Kleijntjens1 and
  2. Karel Ch. A. M. Luyben2

Published Online: 26 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527604286.ch11

Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications

Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications

How to Cite

Kleijntjens, R. H. and Luyben, K. Ch. A. M. (2004) Bioreactors, in Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications (eds H.-J. Jördening and J. Winter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527604286.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institut für Technische Chemie, Abt. Technologie der Kohlenhydrate, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Langer Kamp 5, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

  2. 4

    Institut für Ingenieurbiologie und Biotechnologie des Abwassers, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Am Fasanengarten, Postfach 6980, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Partners in Milieutechnik b.v, Mercuriusweg 4, 2516 AW's-Gravenhage, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Technical University of Delft, Julianalaan 67a, 2628 Delft 8, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JUL 2005
  2. Published Print: 24 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305858

Online ISBN: 9783527604289

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Keywords:

  • environmental biotechnology;
  • concepts and applications;
  • bioreactors;
  • slurry bioreactors;
  • solid-state bioreactors;
  • comparison of bioreactors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

    • Contaminated Solid Waste Streams (Soils, Sediments, and Sludges)

    • Characteristics of Contaminated Solids

  • Bioreactors

    • Reactor Configurations

    • Diffusion of Contaminants out of Solid Particles

  • Slurry Bioreactors

    • Slurry Processing

    • Batch Operation

    • Full Scale Batch Processes

      • The DMT–Biodyn Process

      • The FORTEC Process

      • The OMH Process

      • The Huber Process

    • Sequential Batch Operation (Semicontinuous)

    • Continuous Operation

  • Solid-State Bioreactors

    • Process Configuration

    • Batch Operation: Composting

    • (Semi)Continuous Operation: The Rotating-drum Bioreactor

  • Comparison of Bioreactors

  • Conclusions and Outlook

    • Conclusions

    • Outlook

  • References