Ethanol production in a biofilm reactor with non-sterile carob extract media and its modeling

Mustafa Germec, Mustafa Karhan, Ali Demirci, Irfan Turhan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

9 Scopus citations

Abstract

Modeling is gain importance to knowledge about kinetic-metabolic nature of fermentations. In this study, Modified Richards Model (MRM) was applied to model ethanol fermentation in a biofilm reactor with non-sterile carob extract (NSCE). Results indicated that MRM showed its generality to fit cell growth, ethanol production, and sugar consumption curves in non-sterile enriched (NSE) and non-sterile non-enriched (NSNE) media. For NSE medium, MRM successfully predicted the biomass and ethanol production and sugar consumption. Nonetheless, MRM victoriously forecasted all sigmoid curves related to fermentation of NSNE medium. Consequently, MRM predictions satisfactorily fitted the experimental data based on the model evaluation results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2726-2734
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Volume40
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Ethanol production in a biofilm reactor with non-sterile carob extract media and its modeling'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this