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Modeling of heat transfer and moisture migration in packed bed solid state fermentation bioreactors for fungal cellulase production using agro-industrial solid by-products

Grant number: 12/13939-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 20, 2013
Effective date (End): January 19, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Industries
Principal researcher:João Cláudio Thoméo
Grantee:Fernanda Perpétua Casciatori
Supervisor abroad: Evangelos Tsotsas
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:11/07453-5 - Fixed bed bioreactors to solid state fermentation: scale-up to cellullase fungal production, BP.DR

Abstract

This project of international cooperation is part of a doctorate study for cellulase production by solid state fermentation (SSF) in packed bed bioreactors, in which several scale-up strategies are applied. Agro-industrial by products, specifically sugar cane bagasse and wheat bran, are used as substrates and the newly isolated thermophilic fungus Myceliophtora sp. as microorganism. The doctorate study includes experiments and modeling. The international cooperation will focus on modeling of heat transfer and moisture migration within the bed during the fermentation process. This is one of the most deleterious phenomena that affect SSF in packed beds, turning heterogeneous the production of enzymes (CHINN et al., 2008; FOONG et al., 2009). The research group in Brazil has a variety of experimental results on temperature profiles and moisture migration during fermentation processes for production of cellulases, pectinases and lipases using several solid media. Hence, modeling the moisture migration phenomenon will bring some understanding to the experimental results and will contribute to the scale up of the bench packed bed to a pilot scale. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CASCIATORI, FERNANDA PERPETUA; THOMEO, JOAO CLAUDIO. Heat transfer in packed-beds of agricultural waste with low rates of air flow applicable to solid-state fermentation. Chemical Engineering Science, v. 188, p. 97-111, OCT 12 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
REZENDES TADA, ERIKA FERNANDA; BUECK, ANDREAS; CASCIATORI, FERNANDA PERPETUA; TSOTSAS, EVANGELOS; CLAUDIO THOMEO, JOAO. Investigation of heat transfer in partially filled horizontal drums. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, v. 316, p. 988-1003, MAY 15 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
CASCIATORI, FERNANDA PERPETUA; BUECK, ANDREAS; THOMEO, JOAO CLAUDIO; TSOTSAS, EVANGELOS. Two-phase and two-dimensional model describing heat and water transfer during solid-state fermentation within a packed-bed bioreactor. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, v. 287, p. 103-116, MAR 1 2016. Web of Science Citations: 14.
CASCIATORI, FERNANDA PERPETUA; LAURENTINO, CARMEM LUCIA; LEAL DA COSTA, KAREN KRISTHINE; CASCIATORI, PRISCILA APARECIDA; THOMEO, JOAO CLAUDIO. HYGROSCOPIC PROPERTIES OF ORANGE PULP AND PEEL. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING, v. 36, n. 6, p. 803-810, DEC 2013. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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