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Table 5 Production of solvents in packed bed biofilm reactors of C. acetobutylicum/C. beijerinckii

From: Biofilm reactors for industrial bioconversion processes: employing potential of enhanced reaction rates

Culture/support Maximum Solvent [gL-1] Maximum productivity [gL-1h-1] Accumulated biomass [gL-1 reactor vol] Biomass accumulation [gg-1 support]
C. acetobutylicum     
   Bonechar 9.3 (0.30) 6.50 (1.5) 74.0 0.087
   Glass beads 3.0 (0.31) 0.93 (0.31) 65.0 0.044
   Glass wool 3.0 (0.10) 0.30 (0.10) 3.1 0.050
   Polypropylene tow 2.3 (0.25) 0.58 (0.25) 0.8 -
   Stainless steel wire balls 2.0 (0.07) 0.15 (0.07) 1.0 -
C. beijerinckii     
   Clay brick [Ref 38] 7.9 (2.00) 15.8 (2.00) 73.7 0.093
  1. Numbers in bracket are dilution rates (h-1) at which solvent and productivity were obtained
  2. - Values not calculated