Found 6 Articles for Bioreactors

Photobioreactors: An Overview

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 15:19:02


Introduction Photobioreactors (PBRs) are a type of closed system used for growing microalgae or other photosynthetic organisms in a controlled environment. These systems use light as the primary source of energy for the microorganisms, which convert carbon dioxide into organic compounds through the process of photosynthesis. PBRs are widely used in industries such as biotechnology, biofuels, and wastewater treatment, and they offer several advantages over traditional open-pond systems. Explained below are the working and applications of photobioreactors. What are Photobioreactors? Photobioreactors are closed systems used for growing microalgae or other photosynthetic organisms. They are designed to provide optimal conditions for ... Read More

Packed Bed Bioreactors

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 14:24:17

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Introduction Bioreactors are an essential part of bioprocessing, where they are used to cultivate microorganisms or cells and produce desired products. Bioreactors can be categorized based on their design, mode of operation, and type of organisms or cells cultivated. Packed bed bioreactors are a type of bioreactor commonly used in the bioprocessing industry. These reactors have unique design features that make them ideal for the cultivation of cells or microorganisms. In this article, we will explore what packed bed bioreactors are, how they work, and their applications in various fields. What are Packed Bed Bioreactors? A packed bed bioreactor is ... Read More

Moving Bed Biofilm Bioreactor

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 14:16:40


Introduction A moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) is a type of biological wastewater treatment technology that employs a unique and innovative method for removing organic pollutants and nitrogenous compounds from wastewater. This technology is based on the use of a suspended biomass carrier, which is referred to as “biofilm media” that serves as a substrate for the attachment and growth of bacteria and other microorganisms responsible for biodegrading and converting the organic and inorganic pollutants present in the wastewater into less harmful substances. Working Principle of MBBR The MBBR technology employs a unique method of wastewater treatment that ... Read More

Immobilized Enzyme Based Bioreactor

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 12:38:04


Introduction Enzymes are complex biological catalysts that accelerate chemical reactions in living organisms. They play a crucial role in many metabolic pathways in the body, including digestion, energy production, and DNA replication. Because of their specificity and efficiency, enzymes have found numerous industrial applications, from food and beverage processing to the production of biofuels and pharmaceuticals. However, enzymes are often unstable and sensitive to environmental conditions, which can limit their usefulness in industrial settings. To address this issue, immobilized enzyme-based bioreactors have been developed, which allow for the continuous and controlled use of enzymes in various applications. What is an ... Read More

Drying Mechanism in Bioprocess and Applications

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 12:18:57


Introduction Drying is an essential unit operation in bioprocess engineering that involves the removal of moisture or water from a product. In bioprocessing, drying is a critical step because it helps to preserve the quality and stability of the product, prevent microbial growth, and enhance shelf-life. Addressed below are the mechanism of drying in bioprocesses, including the different types of drying, and their applications in various industries. Drying Mechanisms The drying mechanism involves the transfer of moisture from a product to the surrounding environment through a process known as diffusion. Diffusion occurs as a result of the concentration gradient between ... Read More

Bioreactors- Design and Types

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 11:41:37


Introduction Bioreactors are essential devices in biotechnology for the production of a range of products, including vaccines, antibiotics, biofuels, enzymes, and proteins. Bioreactors are closed systems that provide a controlled environment for the growth of microorganisms or cells. The design of bioreactors depends on the type of product, the type of microorganism, and the scale of production. Types of Bioreactors Bioreactors can be classified into different types based on their design, mode of operation, and application. The following are the main types of bioreactors − Stirred-Tank Bioreactor Stirred-tank bioreactors are the most common type of bioreactors used in industrial ... Read More