1L fermentor

Lise-Lotte  Schmidt-Kallesøe

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“At fermentere” stammer fra latin og betyder “at bringe til gære”.

1L fermentor

The 1L fermentor is suitable for research, development, and optimization of biofermentation processes before scaling up to a larger scale. A 1L fermentor is used to carry out biofermentation processes on a laboratory or smaller scale.

The fermentation process can be used for a wide range of products beyond food, such as chemicals and pharmaceutical products. The fermentation process involves converting biomass, such as microorganisms or plant material, using yeast or bacteria. A 1L fermentor allows for the creation and control of optimal conditions for this process.

In a biofermentation process, biotechnology is used to select, modify, and optimize microorganisms to produce specific biosolutions. In biofermentation processes, biotechnology's role is to utilize microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast, fungi, or plant cells to produce a desired biosolution.

Additionally, biotechnology can be used to develop and optimize the fermentation process by monitoring and controlling growth conditions to achieve high yields and quality of biosolutions.The biofermentation process can produce a wide range of biosolutions within industries such as food production, biochemical production, and pharmaceutical production.

The available gases we work with

• Air

• O2

• N2

• CO2

• H2.

We can cultivate aerobically and anaerobically with the following microorganisms

• Fungi

• Bacteria

• Microalgae

• Yeast

Our 1L fermentor

2 x twin fermenter setup.

The temperature control system is equipped with a Peltier element.

Gas supply controlled by MFC; microsparger; gas mixing chamber.

Variable speed, temperature, pH, and gas supply for optimization.

Sensors: temperature, pH, DO, foam.

EDF-1.2 - twin glass fermentors (4 x 0.9 L Total volume):

Working volume0.4 - 0.7 L
MFC for Air flow rate (l/min)Up to 2 L/min (2.8 VVM)
Co2 flow rate / o2 flow rate / n2 flowrate / H2 flowrate0.3-1 (VVM) / 0.3-1 (VVM) / 0.3-1(VVM) / 0.3-1 (VVM)
Mixer typeMagnetic, 2xRushton
Mixer rotation speed (rpm)40 – 2000 (rpm)
pH0-14
Vessel Operating temperature (°C)15 – 60 °C

How can the Danish Technological Institute help you?

The 1L fermentor is a part of the Danish Technological Institute's Biosolution Technology Center, where we offer laboratory and pilot testing in the field of biorefining and biofermentation. Our equipment is often involved as a subprocess in the development of innovative products - either in research and development projects or in direct collaborations with companies.

Offer and prices

If you are interested, you can contact business manager Lise-Lotte Schmidt-Kallesøe.