Why use air-lift bioreactors?

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Air-lift bioreactors are a relatively new type of fermenter, offering several advantages for large-scale bioprocesses, for animal and plant cell culture in particular. This review presents these advantages as well as some of the limitations, all of which are determined by the fluid dynamics and mass transfer characteristics of air-lift reactors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-71
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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