Fluid Mixing Processes

Webinar: Mixing in Large Aerated Fermenters

Webinar: Mixing in Large Aerated Fermenters
  • Date From 19th July 2022
  • Date To 19th July 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online. 12:00 BST. Duration 1 hour.


Aerobic fermentation on the basis of renewable starting materials plays a prominent role in the production of bio-based platform chemicals or monomers. The agitated large fermenter is a highly efficient process solution, especially with regard to mass and heat transfer. Selecting the right mixing and heat transfer equipment is the key to success and determines the yield and product quality that can be achieved as a result. In the development phase, special attention should be paid on the scalability of the process. In this talk we will have a look at special design requirements for such large industrial fermenters.


Dr Bernd Nienhaus, Product Manager Process Technology, Ekato

Dr Bernd Nienhaus has more than 20 years of experience in process design, including troubleshooting and de-bottlenecking of different unit operations all over process industry. After having worked in R&D positions for 20 years, he now works as a "Product Manager Process Technology" for EKATO RMT in Schopfheim, Germany. His main field of activity is the further development of chemical processes, mainly in the fields of polymerization, crystallization, fermentation and chemical plastics recycling.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Fluid Mixing Processes Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


12:00–13:00 BST.


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