A Novel Membrane Bioreactor for Microbial-Growth

Beeton, S. and Bellhouse, B.J. and Knowles, Christopher J. and Millward, H.R. and Nicholson, Andrea M. and Wyatt, J.R. (1994) A Novel Membrane Bioreactor for Microbial-Growth. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 40 (6). pp. 812-817. ISSN 0175-7598. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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A novel membrane bioreactor, previously assessed for its gas transfer characteristics, was used in various size and membrane configurations for the growth of the strictly aerobic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bioreactor was found to readily support growth, and the initial growth rates showed the previously demonstrated enhanced effect in gas O-2 mass transfer of the dimpled membrane bioreactor over flat membrane bioreactors. The production of a secondary metabolite by a Pseudomonas sp. following growth was demonstrated, as was the biotransformation of a nitrile by nocardia rhodochrous with the removal of the biotransformation products across a membrane. The potential of the bioreactor, in terms of other applications in the field of biotechnology, is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 08:08
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2014 14:04
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20379 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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