Modeling of a foamed emulsion bioreactor: II. model parametric sensitivity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The sensitivity of a conceptual model of a foam emulsion bioreactor (FEBR) used for the control of toluene vapors in air was examined. Model parametric sensitivity studies showed which parameters affect the removal of toluene (as model pollutant) in the FEBR the most significantly, and enabled definition of the limits of the process. Detailed examination of the results indicated that the process is highly complex and that both mass transfer and kinetic limitations can coexist in the bioreactor system. These results will help with the optimization of the design and operation of FEBRs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kan, E; Deshusses, MA

Published Date

  • February 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 708 - 713

PubMed ID

  • 18949760

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-0290

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/bit.22122


  • eng