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Article no: 06-0000-01 (CSTR-5G) 07-0000-01 (CSTR-5S) 08-0000-01 (CSTR-10S)

Simulate with a CSTR bioreactor

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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 laboratory- or small pilot-scale.

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

High quality & robust

The Bioprocess Control CSTR bioreactors are constructed from the highest quality materials, and 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

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.

All the CSTR bioreactors have a wall-jacket configuration that allows for independent heating and cooling.

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

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 digested slurry with an automatic slurry level control.

A highly flexible design

The Bioprocess Control 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 a universal sampling port, which allows for on-line monitoring of pH 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

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

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

  • 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 or 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

Reactor type: CSTR
Volume: 5 l
Materials: high quality glass and 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 38 x W 24 cm
Weight: 7.8 kg
Usage: indoor applications

For more information, see User Manual

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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

For more information, see User Manual

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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

For more information, see User Manual

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