Chapter 12. Fermentor Engineering

  1. Prof. Shigeo Katoh1 and
  2. Prof. Fumitake Yoshida2

Published Online: 18 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527627646.ch12

Biochemical Engineering: A Textbook for Engineers, Chemists and Biologists

Biochemical Engineering: A Textbook for Engineers, Chemists and Biologists

How to Cite

Katoh, S. and Yoshida, F. (2009) Fermentor Engineering, in Biochemical Engineering: A Textbook for Engineers, Chemists and Biologists, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527627646.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

    Kobe University Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe 657-8501, Japan

  2. 2

    Sakyo-ku Matsugasaki Yobikaeshi-cho 2, Kyoto 606-0912, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527325368

Online ISBN: 9783527627646

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Keywords:

  • fermentor operation;
  • non-Newtonian liquid;
  • oxygen absorption;
  • CO2 desorption;
  • scaling-up fermentor;
  • fed-batch fermentation;
  • dilution rate;
  • washout

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Stirrer Power Requirements for Non-Newtonian Liquids

  • Heat Transfer in Fermentors

  • Gas–Liquid Mass Transfer in Fermentors

  • Criteria for Scaling-Up Fermentors

  • Modes of Fermentor Operation

  • Fermentors for Animal Cell Culture

  • References