Finite element modeling of concentration profiles and metabolism of macro-encapsulated yeast

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Finite element modeling of concentration profiles and metabolism of macro-encapsulated yeast
Authors: Esteves, Goncalo Carvalho
Da Costa Pereira, Joana Paula
Abstract: With increasing energy demands and pressures on the environment, ethanol can be a more viable alternative to oil, both in an economical and environmental way. Ethanol can be obtained from the fermentation of lignocellulosic materials. Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been the main subject of studies regarding this process.The inhibitory properties of lignocellulosic fermentation media, usually lead to the reduction of yields and rates of ethanol production. Cell encapsulation may be a solution to these problems, but it might cause mass transfer problems.To evaluate the potential benefits of macroencapsulation, concentration profiles for glucose, xylose, furfural and HMF were simulated in COMSOL Multiphysics 4.1 applying the Finite Element Method.
Keywords: Energi;Industriell bioteknik;Energy;Industrial Biotechnology
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12380/147481
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses



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