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Title: Bioconversion reactor

Abstract

A bioconversion reactor for the anaerobic fermentation of organic material. The bioconversion reactor comprises a shell enclosing a predetermined volume, an inlet port through which a liquid stream containing organic materials enters the shell, and an outlet port through which the stream exits the shell. A series of vertical and spaced-apart baffles are positioned within the shell to force the stream to flow under and over them as it passes from the inlet to the outlet port. The baffles present a barrier to the microorganisms within the shell causing them to rise and fall within the reactor but to move horizontally at a very slow rate. Treatment detention times of one day or less are possible.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Stanford, CA)
  2. (Palo Alto, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868175
Patent Number(s):
US 5091315
Assignee:
Board of Trustees of Stanford University (Stanford, CA) NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
EG-77-C-01-4042
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bioconversion; reactor; anaerobic; fermentation; organic; material; comprises; shell; enclosing; predetermined; volume; inlet; liquid; stream; containing; materials; enters; outlet; exits; series; vertical; spaced-apart; baffles; positioned; force; flow; passes; barrier; microorganisms; causing; rise; fall; move; horizontally; slow; rate; treatment; detention; times; containing organic; liquid stream; predetermined volume; organic materials; stream containing; organic material; reactor comprises; shell enclosing; bioconversion reactor; anaerobic fermentation; /435/210/261/

Citation Formats

McCarty, Perry L., and Bachmann, Andre. Bioconversion reactor. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
McCarty, Perry L., & Bachmann, Andre. Bioconversion reactor. United States.
McCarty, Perry L., and Bachmann, Andre. Wed . "Bioconversion reactor". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868175.
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year = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992},
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