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BPC® Bioreactors

Simulate continuous fermentation processes

BPC® Bioreactors

Our modular, robust CSTR and high-rate anaerobic bioreactors are built using high-quality materials in order to meet the demands of biogas labs. Extremely user-friendly, they are the ideal experiment platforms for simulating anaerobic fermentation processes at laboratory scale.

Our bioreactors are:

  • Resistant to leakage and corrosion
  • Flexible, modular design
  • Easy to run and maintain
  • Available in five different sizes and six configurations

BPC® CSTR-5G
Article no: 06-0000-01

BPC® CSTR-5S
Article no: 07-0000-01

BPC® CSTR-10S
Article no: 08-0000-01

BPC® IC-20S
Article no: 15-0200-01

BPC® UASB/EGSB-15S
Article no: 15-0100-01

Sizes and configurations to meet your needs

Choose from three CSTR bioreactor size options (2, 5 and 10 litres) and three different configurations in glass (G) or stainless steel (S) (CSTR-5G, CSTR-5S, CSTR-10S). Our CSTR are built using corrosion-resistant stainless steel specifically selected for the most demanding biogas and biofuel applications.

For high-rate anaerobic digesters, we offer three different reactor configurations (UASB / EGSB-15S, IC-20S). All reactors are built using corrosion-resistant and durable stainless steel for long-time operation.

Easy assembly and maintenance

Each bioreactor has standard connection points, allowing for easy assembly, disassembly and maintenance. Instruments can be operated in standalone or connected in a series depending upon requirements.

Adapted for low and high solid content

All CSTR bioreactors are adapted for feedstocks with either low- or high-solid content and have excellent sealing under anaerobic conditions, using a robust tri-clamp system. The reactors offer a self-discharging port for digested slurry with automatic slurry level control.

Each CSTR, UASB / EGSB and IC bioreactor is fully compatible with the BioReactor Simulator and µFlow for simulating biological fermentation processes where gas flow measurement is needed.

Unique wall jacket design

The unique wall jacket configuration allows for independent heating or cooling. You 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.

Viewing port for complete control

Each CSTR and UASB / EGSB bioreactor has two viewing ports on opposite sides allowing for visual inspection of a process. This lets you monitor a continuous process via key parameters such as gas flow, pH and temperature, and detect foam formation during the AD process.

Customers reviews

What people say

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.
Mrs. Laëtita Cardona & Mr. 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.
Mr. Christian Belloy
ARD-Reims, France

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UASB/EGSB-15S

Reactor type: Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) and Expanded Granular Sludge Blanket (EGSB) reactor
Volume: 15 l
Materials: high quality stainless steel (AISI 316)
Design: modular design for easy installation and maintenance
Viewing points: two sight glass windows for visualisation
Sampling ports: two sampling ports reserved for on-line process monitoring
Support frame: Self-supporting frame in stainless steel for easy system setup
Temperature control: external thermal circulator
Dimension: H 150 x L 60 x W 60 cm
Weight:  22 kg
Usage: indoor applications

 

Article no: 15-0100-01

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IC-20S

Reactor type: Internal Circulation (IC) reactor
Volume: 20 l
Materials: high quality stainless steel (AISI 316)
Design: modular design for easy installation and maintenance
Sampling ports: four sampling ports reserved for on-line process monitoring
Support frame: self-supporting frame in stainless steel for easy system setup
Temperature control: external thermal circulator
Dimension: H 180 x L 50 x W 50 cm
Weight:  25 kg
Usage: indoor applications

 

Article no: 15-0200-01

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CSTR-2G

Reactor type: CSTR
Volume: 2 l
Materials: high quality glass (reactor body)
Mixing of reactors: Multifunctional agitation system with brushless DC motors 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: 10-200 rpm. This reactors package contain six reactors and one thermostatic water bath, 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: up to 95 °C (203 °F) (precision of 0.2 °C)
Dimension: 59 x 34 x 28 cm (for six reactors package and thermostatic water bath)
Usage: indoor applications

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

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CSTR-10S

Reactor type: CSTR
Volume: 10 l
Materials: high quality stainless steel (AISI 316)
Mixing of reactors: 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: 15-300 rpm.
Temperature control: external thermal circulator
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-5S

Reactor type: CSTR
Volume: 5 l
Materials: high quality stainless steel (AISI 316)
Mixing of reactors: 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: 15-300 rpm.
Temperature control: external thermal circulator
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-5G

Reactor type: CSTR
Volume: 5 l
Materials: high quality glass (reactor body) and stainless steel (reactor lid) (AISI 316)
Mixing of reactors: 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: 15-300 rpm.
Temperature control: external thermal circulator
Dimension: H 38 x W 24 cm
Weight: 7.8 kg
Usage: indoor applications

 

Article no: 06-0000-01

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General features

  • 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