A review of antifoam mechanisms in fermentation Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Antifoam (defoamer) chemicals are a crucial part of many commercial fermentation processes. Reviewed are the types of defoamers and their mode of operation. Also presented is a simple model, which simulates foam growth as functions of defoamer concentration, air hold-up, reactor volume and air flow rate.

publication date

  • October 1, 2002