Fermenters

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Fermenters

Bacteria and cultures can be very complicated, but the digesters which we manufacture have grown out of each challenge of microbial fermentation. And indeed they are quite uncomplicated.

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Applications

Different bacteria have different process requirements - Bioengineering builds the optimal fermentation system for every microorganism.

  • Bioengineering designs and builds customized stainless steel fermenters for microbial cultivation (bacteria, archaea, yeast, extremophiles) with capacities from 30 to 50,000 liters.
  • Typical vessel geometry: h : d = 3 : 1.
  • Oxygen supply, stirrer dimensioning, heating and cooling circuit: These are critical factors for challenging microbial cultures. Often, a high material transition coefficient (kLa value) must be achieved with high power input. Bioengineering can support you with expert knowledge and CFD simulations.
  • With over 40 years of experience, Bioengineering develops gas-treatment strategies, ensuring optimal oxygen supply for your microorganism and process.
  • Anaerobic or with high oxygen demand, high foam development, bio-safety requirements, high metabolic heat, continuous fermentation, GMP production, high cell density – you name the issue, Bioengineering will come up with the solution.
  • Dosage vessels for corrective agents such as acids, bases and anti-foams are standard system features, and are fully integrated into the fermentation system.
  • Short heating and cooling periods are a priority for us in order to avoid negative effects on culture media and process duration.

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