Computer Applications in Fermentation Technology: Modelling and Control of Biotechnological Processes

  • N. M. Fish
  • R. I. Fox
  • N. F. Thornhill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Richard Fox
      Pages 1-2
  3. Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. D. R. Omstead, R. L. Greasham
      Pages 5-13
    3. H. L. Packer, M. T. Belmar Campero, C. R. Thomas
      Pages 23-35
    4. J. Bradley, P. A. Anderson, A. M. Dear, R. E. Ashby, A. P. F. Turner
      Pages 47-51
    5. J. Nielsen, K. Nikolajsen, J. Villadsen
      Pages 53-57
  4. Modelling I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Fang Ming, John A Howell, Manuel Canovas-Diaz
      Pages 69-77
    3. K.-H. Bellgardt, N. Hopf, R. Luttmann, W.-D. Deckwer
      Pages 79-91
    4. D. Pardo, J. P. Bovee
      Pages 111-114
    5. J. A. Teixeira, M. Mota, S. Feyo de Azevedo
      Pages 115-119
    6. S. Q. Wang, R. B. Wilcockson, J. Mann
      Pages 121-125
  5. Modelling II: System Identification, Parameter and State Estimation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Gregory Stephanopoulos, C. Tsiveriotis
      Pages 169-178
    3. G. A. Montague, A. J. Morris, M. T. Tham
      Pages 179-186
    4. Maria Yolanda Andersen, Sten Bay JØrgensen
      Pages 205-209
    5. E. C. Ferreira, L. M. Pereira, S. Feyo de Azevedo, J. C. Duarte
      Pages 217-220
    6. P. A. Montgomery, D. Williams
      Pages 221-225
    7. M. N. Pons, L. Garrido-Sanchez, J. M. Engasser
      Pages 227-231
  6. Control I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. J. W. Brandis, D. F. Ditullio, J. F. Lee, W. B. Armiger
      Pages 235-251
    3. R. T. J. M. van der Heijden, W. J. Groot, Ch. Hellinga, G. Honderd, K. Ch. A. M. Luyben
      Pages 263-275
    4. K. Schügerl, J. Möller, J. Niehoff, R. Hiddessen, K. Früh, A. Lübbert
      Pages 277-290
    5. S. Freyer, R. Eberhardt, D. Schürbüscher, C. Wandrey
      Pages 291-295
    6. A. Lübbert, B. Hitzmann, H.-A. Kracke-Helm, K. Schügerl
      Pages 297-302
    7. P. W. Thompson, A. C. Kenney, P. Moulding, D. Wormald
      Pages 303-307
  7. Control II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. D. E. Brown, P. A. Allinson, B. J. Minihane
      Pages 311-320
    3. Ch. Albrecht, P. Keil, W. Chalupka
      Pages 321-329
    4. J. M. Flaus, M. N. Pons, A. Cheruy, J. M. Engasser
      Pages 349-353
    5. J. R. Perez, D. L. Pyle, J. S. Rockey, C. A. Zaror
      Pages 355-359
    6. Hiroshi Shimizu, Katsuhiro Araki, Masashi Ogura, Suteaki Shioya, Ken-ichi Suga, Eizo Sada
      Pages 373-377
  8. Data Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379

About this book


Richard Fox Chairman, Scientific Programme Committee Between 25th and 29th September, 1988, 243 people who either apply or research the use of computers in fermentation gathered together at Robinson College, Cambridge, UK. They came from 30 countries. The conference brought together two traditions. Firstly, it continued the series on Computer Applications in Fermentation Technology (ICCAFT) inaugurated by Henri Blanchere in Dijon in 1973 and carried forward in Philadelphia and Manchester. Secondly, it brought the expertise of the many members of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), who focused their attention on biotechnology at Noordwijkerhout in the Netherlands in December, 1985. I am happy to say that the tradition carries on and a successor meeting will hopefully take place in the USA in 1991. If you find these proceedings useful or stimulating, then we hope to see you there. We set out to make ICCAFT4 a close-knit friendly conference. We housed all who cared to in Robinson College itself and organised no parallel sessions. Because we, the organisers, experience difficulty with the jargon of our colleagues from other disciplines, we asked Bruce Beck to present a breakfast tutorial on modern control and modelling techniques, and we set up informal panel discussions after dinner on two evenings. Neville Fish chaired a forum on the microbiological principles behind models, while Professors Derek Linkens and Ron Leigh led a discussion on expert systems in control.


Fermentation Monitoring Session automatic control biosensor control control system diagnosis evolution growth measurement modeling optimization simulation system identification

Editors and affiliations

  • N. M. Fish
    • 1
  • R. I. Fox
    • 2
  • N. F. Thornhill
    • 3
  1. 1.SERC Centre for Biochemical EngineeringUniversity College LondonUK
  2. 2.RHM Research LtdHigh WycombeUK
  3. 3.Department of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringUniversity College LondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7006-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1141-3
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