Search for: ferrous-biooxidation-rate
0.005 seconds

    Experiments and CFD simulation of ferrous biooxidation in a bubble column bioreactor

    , Article Computers and Chemical Engineering ; Volume 32, Issue 8 , 22 August , 2008 , Pages 1681-1688 ; 00981354 (ISSN) Mousavi, S. M ; Jafari, A ; Yaghmaei, S ; Vossoughi, M ; Turunen, I ; Sharif University of Technology
    In the present attempt a set of experiments and a 3D simulation using a commercially available computational fluid dynamics package (FLUENT) were adopted to investigate complex behavior involving hydrodynamics and ferrous biological oxidation in a gas-liquid bubble column reactor. By combining the hydrodynamics and chemical species transport equations, the velocity field, air volume fraction and ferrous biooxidation rate in the column were simulated. The kinetic model proposed by Nemati and Webb [Nemati, M., & Webb, C. (1997). A kinetic model for biological oxidation of ferrous iron by Thiobacillus ferrooxidans. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 53, 478-486] was used to simulate the... 

    Optimization of ferrous biooxidation rate in a packed bed bioreactor using Taguchi approach

    , Article Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification ; Volume 46, Issue 10 , 2007 , Pages 935-940 ; 02552701 (ISSN) Mousavi, S. M ; Yaghmaei, S ; Jafari, A ; Vossoughi, M ; Ghobadi, Z ; Sharif University of Technology
    The biological oxidation of ferrous ion by iron-oxidizing bacteria is potentially a useful industrial process for removal of H2S from industrial gases, desulphurization of coal, removal of sulfur dioxide from flue gas, treatment of acid mine drainage and regeneration of an oxidant agent in hydrometallurgical leaching operations. The main purpose of this study was to find optimum values of the process parameters on the ferrous biooxidation rate by immobilization of a native Sulfobacillus species on the surface of low density polyethylene (LDPE) particles in a packed-bed bioreactor using Taguchi method. Five control factors, including temperature, initial pH of feed solution, dilution rate,...