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ERIC Number: EJ939379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Optimising Microbial Growth with a Bench-Top Bioreactor
Baker, A. M. R.; Borin, S. L.; Chooi, K. P.; Huang, S. S.; Newgas, A. J. S.; Sodagar, D.; Ziegler, C. A.; Chan, G. H. T.; Walsh, K. A. P.
Journal of Biological Education, v41 n1 p38-43 2006
The effects of impeller size, agitation and aeration on the rate of yeast growth were investigated using bench-top bioreactors. This exercise, carried out over a six-month period, served as an effective demonstration of the importance of different operating parameters on cell growth and provided a means of determining the optimisation conditions for biomass production. The project involved collaboration with a research student at University College London and provided the team of young school students (age range 16-18 years) with an excellent experience of academic and industrially relevant research, embracing many of the elements associated with working in the field of biochemical engineering: this was one of the principal objectives of the exercise. (Contains 8 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)