Earlier investigations (Cartland Glover et al., 2004) into the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for the modelling of gas-liquid and gas-liquid-solid flow allowed a simple biochemical reaction model to be implemented. A single plane mesh was used to represent the transport and reaction of molasses, the mould Aspergillus niger and citric acid in a bubble column with a height to diameter aspect ratio of 20:1. Two specific growth rates were used to examine the impact that biomass growth had on the local solids concentration and the effect this had on the local hydrodynamics of the bubble column.
|International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering
|Published - 2005
Bibliographical noteBerkeley Electronic Press © 2005
- bubble columns reactors
- computational fluid dynamics
- gas-liquid-solid flows
- mixture model
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Supervisor: Generalis, S. C. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of PhilosophyFile