Table 7

Production of various other chemicals in biofilm reactors

Product/Reactor Type

Adsorption support

Productivity [gL-1h-1]

Reference


Acetic acid

Trickling bed biofilm reactor

Beechwood shavings

1.67 (120)

[13]

Lactic acid

Agitating continuous reactor

Fibrous bed (cloth)

2.5 (126)

[37]

Fumaric acid

Rotary continuous reactor

Plastic discs

4.25 (85)

[108]

Strirred-tank (control)

None

0.91

[108]

Succinic acid

Repeated batch fermentations

Plastic discs

-

[110]


Numbers in bracket – product concentration in gL-1

Qureshi et al. Microbial Cell Factories 2005 4:24   doi:10.1186/1475-2859-4-24

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