Heat and mass transfer study during wheat straw solid substrate fermentation with P.ostreatus
Koncsag, Claudia I. and Kirwan, Kerry. (2010) Heat and mass transfer study during wheat straw solid substrate fermentation with P.ostreatus. Chemical Bulletin of Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Vol.55 (No.69, Issue 1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1224-6018Full text not available from this repository.
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The solid state (substrate) fermentation of the wheat straw with Pleurotus ostreatus is a complex process implying biological, chemical and physical phenomena linked to the fungus growth and the degradation of the straw. Heat and mass transfer during the removal of the metabolic heat and products is an interesting aspect for scaling up to highcapacity facilities. Accurate heat and mass balances help to forecast the utilities needed in the fermentation rooms. In this work, a heat and mass transfer study was worked out for this agro-industrial process at a larger scale than the standard growth of P.ostreatus in small plastic bags and trays. The study consisted on performing heat transfer and mass (water) transfer balances, finding the accurate description of the transfer mechanisms and calculating the transfer coefficients. The practical goal of the study was to measure the metabolic heat and the water vapour adsorbed from air, in order to design the cooling and venting utilities for the fermentation room, as well as the external spraying need.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Chemical Bulletin of Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania|
|Publisher:||Universitatea Politehnica din Timisoara|
|Number:||No.69, Issue 1|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-4|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||University of Warwick International Manufacturing Centre|
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