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What is a Bioreactor?

Postby merge » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:26 pm

Is it a small scale Fermentor?
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Re: What is a Bioreactor?

Postby biohazard » Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:46 pm

A bioreactor is often pretty much similar or identical in structure with modern fermentors. However, since you do not necessarily _ferment_ anything in a bioreactor, the term fermentor is a bit of a misnominer, albeit often both 'fermentor' and 'bioreactor' are used synonymously. And what comes to the size of bioreactors - they are not always small scale at all: some industrial bioreactors can have capacities of thousands of litres, and therefore the term 'bioreactor' has nothing to do with size.
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Re: What is a Bioreactor?

Postby way2jordan » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:09 pm

A bioreactor may refer to any manufactured or engineered device or system that supports a biologically active environment. [1] In one case, a bioreactor is a vessel in which a chemical process is carried out which involves organisms or biochemically active substances derived from such organisms. This process can either be aerobic or anaerobic. These directors are commonly cylindrical, ranging in size from liters to cubic meters, and are often made of stainless steel.
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Postby Josiah2511 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:35 pm

Its a small but modernized fermentor mostly made of or part of which is made from stainless steel.
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Postby biohazard » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:32 pm

Josiah2511 wrote:Its a small but modernized fermentor mostly made of or part of which is made from stainless steel.


Except that it is not necessarily small and it does not necessarily ferment anything...
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