Effect of the chemical nature of fixed-bed reactor support materials on bioreactor performance and biomass accumulation

B. Sen; M. Torrijos; P. Sousbie; J. P. Steyer

Volume 1, Issue 3 , July 2015, , Pages 215-224


  This study investigated the effect, on reactor performance and biomass retention inside the bed, of the material used to make the supports of anaerobic fixed-bed reactors. Three inert supports of similar shape but made of three different materials polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, high-density polyethylene ...  Read More

Isolation and partial characterization of a new strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae capable of high 1,3 propanediol production from glycerol

B. Sen; A.P. Dabir; V.B. Lanjekar; D.R. Ranade

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2015, , Pages 99-108


  Glycerol is a promising feedstock for microbial cultivation and production of 1,3 propanediol (1,3 PDO). Here we report a newly isolated bacterial strain BA11 from soil, capable of fermenting glycerol to 1,3 PDO, and has been identified to be a strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Strain BA11 was fast growing ...  Read More