Selection and Optimization Protocols for Attached Growth Biological Packed Columns,
MUNTERS CORP FORT MYERS FL
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Topics of discussion include trade-offs, column characteristics, operating characteristics, solids handling, process selection, operating analysis, and recommendations. The objectives is to design the process to fit the biocolumn rather than to adapt the biocolumn to the process. Selection and optimization of biological columns is complex but may contribute as much to the success of an operation as the biochemical process itself. Fouling, channeling, and low efficiency are to be avoided. However, with proper selection through optimization, the contribution of a column can be as important as the biochemical process in the success of the many new processes on the horizon.