Table 8

Length of operation of various biofilm reactors used for the production of different chemicals

Chemical Produced

Reactor Type

Length of operation [Days]

Dilution rate [h-1] (Productivity [gL-1h-1)

Reference


Butanol

Packed bed

61 days

0.30–1.00 (0.98–4.10)

[6]

Fluidized bed

>4 months

0.33–1.37 (1.65–5.10)

Unpublished data1

Lactic acid

Various reactors

Reviewed in ref 79 (Table 1)

- -

[37]

Ethanol

Packed bed

35 days

0.12–0.48 (7.80–28.60)

[4]

Packed bed

103 days

0.04–0.12 (1.10–2.58)

[87]

Packed bed

60 days

0.50–5.76 (5.00–74.88)

[86]


1 Qureshi & Maddox

- Not reported

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

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