Study of volumetric oxygen transfer coefficient in a Taylor vortex flow bioreactor
Published: September 9, 2008
An inadequate transfer of oxygen can lead to rapid changes in cell physiology, metabolism, and cell death. In this work, the KLa is evaluated in a Taylor vortex flow bioreactor and a mass transfer correlation is proposed. The experimental conditions employed were: rotational Reynolds number between 244 and 2928, airflow rates varying from 80 mL.min-1 to 550 mL.min-1 and used culture medium DMEM.