February 19, 2012

5.8 Fermenter

5.8 interpret and label a diagram of an industrial fermenter and explain the need to provide suitable conditions in the fermenter, including aseptic precautions, nutrients, optimum temperature and pH, oxygenation and agitation, for growth of microorganisms

Fermenter – the reaction vessel where fermentation occurs. The aim is to have optimum growth conditions for fermentation to occur.
  • Inlets
    • Steam – cleaning
    • Microorganisms
    • Nutrients
  • Probes
    • pH
    • Temperature
  • Water Jacket and Heater for temp control
  • Stirrer – to agitate the mixer

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