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Loop reactors

Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering book series (ABE,volume 13)

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This report on advances in a new technological development mostly confines to contributions of the author and his collaborators. One should not consider this as one-sided overvaluation but rather understand it as a restriction to originative cognition and opinion within a many-sided development and a variety of ideas.

Loop reactors are characterized by a definitely directed circulation flow, which can be driven in fluid or fluidized systems by propeller or jet drive and mainly in G–L-systems furthermore by “air-lift” drive. Considering biotechnology, they are especially appropriate for fluid systems requiring high dispersion effects, defined flow conditions throughout the whole reaction space and high specific cooling capacity. Their simple construction and operation and their well directed flow result in relatively low investment and operational costs. In consequence they can be considered as appropriate bioreactors for multiphase even highly viscous biosystems. But their optimal design and operation for large scale production plants still requires considerable research and development of chemical engineers in close cooperation with microbiologists and biochemists. This paper may give some contributions from an engineers point of view.

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  • Power Input
  • Draft Tube
  • Circulation Flow
  • Reaction Space
  • Loop Reactor

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Blenke, H. (1979). Loop reactors. In: Ghose, T.K., Blakebrough, N., Fiechter, A. (eds) Advances in Biochemical Engineering, Volume 13. Advances in Biochemical Engineering, vol 13. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3540094687_8

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