Accession Number : AD0695991

Title :   OPTIMIZATION OF THE WORK OF A COMPLETE-MIXING CULTIVATOR WITH BIOMASS RECYCLING,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Minkevich,I. G. ; Stepanova,N. V. ; Fedorova,T. A.

Report Date : 13 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The stationary work regime of a unit with biomass centrifugation and recycling was investigated (when the growth rate is not inhibited by products of vital activities). It was found that the maximum efficiency is achieved with a maximum possible flow through the fermenter and a maximum concentration of the substrate in the fresh nutrient flow; the concentration of the substrate inside the fermenter should also have the maximum permissible value. Formulas were obtained for calculating the values of all unit parameters necessary to maintain such a regime. The limit of the increase in efficiency at the expense of the centrifuge was found. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROORGANISMS, *GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY)), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SIMULATION, EFFICIENCY, DESIGN, USSR

Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE