Fig. 10.5. Typical results from the 200-kg capacity bioreactor of Pérez-Correa and Agosin
(1999). (a) Temperatures 10 cm from the wall at (-) 5 cm bed height and (---) 20 cm bed height; (b) Temperatures 10 cm from the center at (-) 5 cm bed height and (---) 20
cm bed height; (c) Air temperature at the (-) inlet and (---) outlet; (d) Rate of CO2
production from the bioreactor, as an indicator of the overall growth rate; (e) Relative humidity of the inlet gas (controlled by the controller); (f) Flow rate of air into the bioreactor (controlled by the controller); (g) Pressure drop through the bed; (h) Addition of water during the fermentation (added over a 30 minute period during mixing events)
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