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BIOREACTORS - simulate continuous fermentation processes

The CSTR bioreactors have a modular design, built with high-quality​ materials and robustness in mind. Intended for anaerobic fermentation tests, both for continuous and batch mode operations, the flexible design and user-friendly functionality makes them the ideal experiment platform for simulating full-scale fermentation processes at a laboratory scale.

  • Resistant to leakage and corrosion
  • Flexible and modular design
  • Easy to run and maintain
  • Available in three different sizes and four configurations
Article no: 06-0000-01 (CSTR-5G), 07-0000-01 (CSTR-5S), 08-0000-01 (CSTR-10S)
BIOREACTORS - simulate continuous fermentation processes

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A series of CSTR bioreactors

A series of CSTR bioreactors

Bioprocess Control has developed a series of continuous stirred tank (CSTR) bioreactors specifically designed for scientists and process engineers to simulate full-scale fermentation processes in a laboratory- or small pilot-scale.

Today, the company offers 2 CSTR bioreactor size options (5 and 10 litres) and 3 different configurations.

Our CSTR Bioreactors are well engineered to meet the needs of the most demanding biogas labs.

High quality & robust

High quality & robust

The CSTR Bioreactors are constructed from the highest quality materials, fabricated and tested under controlled conditions. All stainless steel utilised is highly resistant to corrosion and has been selected specifically for biogas and biofuel applications.

The end result is a series of CSTR bioreactors specifically designed and highly suited for the most demanding biogas labs.

Easy to run and maintain

Easy to run and maintain

Operating and maintaining a Bioprocess Control CSTR bioreactor is as easy as the decision to purchase one. All CSTR bioreactors are adapted for both low and high solid content feed-stocks and have excellent sealing under anaerobic conditions, using a robust tri-clamp system. Also, the bioreactors have a wall-jacket configuration that allows for independent heating and cooling.

Overall, operating and maintaining a Bioprocess Control bioreactor is as easy as the decision to purchase one.

Offering a flexible and modular design

Offering a flexible and modular design

All our CSTR bioreactors have a modular design with standard connection points, allowing for easy assembly, disassembly and maintenance.

Each CSTR bioreactor can be operated alone or connected in a series, entirely depending on user needs.

Moreover, each CSTR bioreactor is fully compatible with the BioReactor Simulator and µFlow for simulating biological fermentation processes where gas flow measurement is needed.

User friendly functionality

User friendly functionality

Bioprocess Control's CSTR Bioreactors are extremely user-friendly and specifically designed with ease of use in mind. For example, the reactor lid and connection points offer a tri-clamp configuration for easy assembling and disassembling. This translates into a CSTR Bioreactor that is both easy to use and maintain. For all stainless steel reactors, the slurry discharging port offers an easy to open ball valve.

Moreover, these reactors offer a self-discharging port for the digested slurry with an automatic slurry level control.

A highly flexible design

A highly flexible design

Our CSTR Bioreactors have been designed to be highly flexible. For example, the inlet port of the reactor can accommodate both low and high solid feedstocks. This in turn provides users with enormous flexibility in terms of the types of substrate materials that can be simulated. The reactors are also fitted

with two sampling ports for in-line sensors, which allows for online monitoring of pH, ORP or temperature. Overall, the CSTR Bioreactors have been designed to deliver value from the simplest of applications to the most demanding of biogas labs.

A unique wall jacket design

A unique wall jacket design

All of Bioprocess Control’s CSTR Bioreactors also offer a unique wall jacket configuration for independent heating or cooling. By connecting the CSTR reactors to an external water bath, users will be able to precisely control the temperature of the bioreactors, by circulating heated or cooled water continually through the wall jacket that covers the entire side of the reactor.

Never again does one have to deal with uneven temperatures, allowing for a greater control of experiment settings and, in turn, more accurate experiment results.

 

Viewing port for complete control

Viewing port for complete control

All of Bioprocess Control’s CSTR Bioreactors constructed of stainless steel contain two viewing ports on opposite sides allowing for visual inspection of a process.

This allows users to not only monitor a continuous process via key parameters such as gas flow, pH and temperature, but also detect foam formation during the AD process.

This ability to view a continuous process provides for even better control during the operation of the bioreactors and further distinguishes the Bioprocess Control CSTR Bioreactors from many of its peers who do not offer the same feature.

Bioreactors

Bioreactors

  • Wall jacket configuration for independent heating or cooling
  • Reactor lid and connection points with tri-clamp configuration for easy assembling and disassembling
  • Double view port configuration for all stainless steel reactors
  • Flexible feedstock inlet port for both low and high solid content feedstocks
  • Sampling port for on-line pH, ORP and temperature monitoring
  • Slurry discharging port with ball valve for all stainless steel reactors
  • Self-discharging port for digested slurry with automatic slurry level control for all stainless steel reactors

CSTR-5G

CSTR-5G

Reactor type: CSTR
Volume: 5 l
Materials: high quality glass (reactor body) and stainless steel (reactor lid) (AISI 316)
Mixing in the reactor: Multifunctional agitation system with Brushless DC Motor for long-life operation. Remote speed and on/off control via analogue voltage signal (0-12 VDC). Manually adjustable speed, direction and time interval, as well as timer function to set time periods for reversal. Modular design for low maintenance. Rotating speed range: 0-300 rpm. 
Temperature control: external
Dimension: H 38 x W 24 cm
Weight: 7.8 kg
Usage: indoor applications

Article no: 06-0000-01

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CSTR-5S

CSTR-5S

Reactor type: CSTR
Volume: 5 l
Materials: high quality stainless steel (AISI 316)
Mixing in the reactor: Multifunctional agitation system with Brushless DC Motor for long-life operation. Remote speed and on/off control via analogue voltage signal (0-12 VDC). Manually adjustable speed, direction and time interval, as well as timer function to set time periods for reversal. Modular design for low maintenance. Rotating speed range: 0-300 rpm.
Temperature control: external
Dimension: H 74.5 x W 28.5 cm
Weight: 12.8 kg
Usage: indoor applications

Article no: 07-0000-01

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CSTR-10S

CSTR-10S

Reactor type: CSTR
Volume: 10 l
Materials: high quality stainless steel (AISI 316)
Mixing in the reactor: Multifunctional agitation system with Brushless DC Motor for long-life operation. Remote speed and on/off control via analogue voltage signal (0-12 VDC). Manually adjustable speed, direction and time interval, as well as timer function to set time periods for reversal. Modular design for low maintenance. Rotating speed range: 0-300 rpm. 
Temperature control: external
Dimension: H 77.5 x W 32.5 cm
Weight: 16.5 kg
Usage: indoor applications

Article no: 08-0000-01

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CSTR-2G

CSTR-2G

Reactor type: CSTR
Volume: 2 l
Materials: high quality glass (reactor body)
Mixing in the reactor: Multifunctional agitation system with Brushless DC Motor for long-life operation. Remote speed and on/off control via analogue voltage signal (0-12 VDC). Manually adjustable speed, direction and time interval, as well as timer function to set time periods for reversal. Modular design for low maintenance. Rotating speed range: 0-300 rpm. This reactors package contain six reactors and one thermo incubator, which is a part of the BioReactor Simulator. However, the single reactor or multiple reactors with agitators can be purchased separately as well.
Temperature control: external
Dimension: 
Weight: 
Usage: indoor applications

Please refer to the accessories section for the individual article numbers of components in CSTR-2G reactor.

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What Customers Say?

We bought six CSTR-5S reactors, six µflow gas flow meters and one data logger for our pilot-scale experiments on anaerobic digestion of biowaste... All instruments are very easy to handle. We can easily set up an automatic feeding and discharging system which minimises the labour-demand for the experiment follow-up… The design of gas, liquid and solid in/outlets are suitable for our experimental needs. No blockage issue has ever been experienced. We are fully satisfied by Bioprocess Control's pilot scale solution, it earns us some envious looks from colleagues :-)

Laëtitia Cardona & Olivier Chapleur Microbial Ecology of Anaerobic Digestion, IRSTEA, Antony, France

We are satisfied with Bioprocess Control's CSTR-10S since it can be easily adapted to our biogas research need. The reactor is very a robust and reliable. We are also satisfied with technical discussion and support from the company.

Christian Belloy ARD, France

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