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See detailAnalysis of PIV measurements using modal decomposition techniques, POD and DMD, to study flow structures and their dynamics within a stirred-tank reactor
de Lamotte, Anne ULiege; Delafosse, Angélique ULiege; Calvo, Sébastien ULiege et al

in Chemical Engineering Science (2018)

The present work is a comparative analysis of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) and Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD) computed on experimental turbulent velocity fields measured in a 20L-tank stirred ... [more ▼]

The present work is a comparative analysis of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) and Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD) computed on experimental turbulent velocity fields measured in a 20L-tank stirred by two Rushton impellers at two rotating speeds, N = 150 and 300 rpm. POD identifies flow structures that optimally capture the total kinetic energy of the flow, while DMD identifies structures that significantly contribute to the dynamics of the flow. The experimental data, i.e. the instantaneous radial and axial velocity fields, come from 2-D Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). The flow motion is turbulent, and it occurs over a wide range of length and time scales, from equipment-dependent large-scale coherent structures to the smallest-scale eddies where energy dissipation takes place. It thus provides an interesting benchmark case for the comparison between POD and DMD, which are based on energy and dynamic analysis, respectively. POD analysis reveals that the most energetic structures are related to the inherent periodic unsteadiness due to the relative motion between the rotating impeller blades and the non-moving baffles. Apart from the mean field, the first most energetic group of modes is related to trailing vortices induced by the Rushton turbines and is associated to a frequency equivalent to the blade passage frequency and its overtones. The second most energetic group of modes is related to vortical structures in the impeller stream and is associated to a frequency equivalent to the rotating speed. DMD analysis identifies flow structures that are found similar to these most energetic modes, although differences appear due to the fact that DMD isolates structures associated to a single frequency and their corresponding growth/decay rate. As in POD, the relative importance of each DMD mode can be estimated using an appropriately defined energy criterion. Comparison of the results from both modal decomposition methods points out their complementarity and their potential for describing the spatial and time characteristics of the flow within a stirred tank. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigating the effects of hydrodynamics and mixing on mass transfer through the free-surface in stirred tank bioreactors
de Lamotte, Anne ULiege; Delafosse, Angélique ULiege; Calvo, Sébastien ULiege et al

in Chemical Engineering Science (2017), 172

In stirred-tank bioreactors, flow structures of various length and time scales are implied in scalar transport phenomena, such as gas species transfer through the liquid free-surface and their ... [more ▼]

In stirred-tank bioreactors, flow structures of various length and time scales are implied in scalar transport phenomena, such as gas species transfer through the liquid free-surface and their homogenization in the bulk. A proper understanding of the underlying mechanisms, i.e. hydrodynamics, mixing and mass transfer, and of their interactions is required to design and develop reliable and efficient production-scale bioprocesses. The objective of the present work is to experimentally investigate the coupling between gas-liquid mass transfer of oxygen with mixing efficiency and circulation patterns inside an arbitrarily chosen stirred-tank configuration aerated through the liquid free-surface, a baffled 20 L-vessel agitated by two Rushton turbines. Based on global parameter values, the most appropriate rotating speed, N = 300 rpm, is selected in order to further study local hydrodynamic quantities using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), as well as mixing and mass transfer dynamics using Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence (PLIF). The results obtained with these local experimental methods are analyzed in detail. Their averages are first successfully compared to global data. Statistical analysis of their spatial distributions show that large-scale flow patterns significantly influence mass transfer through the free-surface of the stirred tank. Even if global measurements show that global characteristic times for mixing and mass transfer differ by two orders of magnitude, local experimental characterization shows persistent vertical gradients of dissolved gas concentrations. So the dissolved gas concentration is not as perfectly uniform as one might expect. [less ▲]

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See detailSurface aeration in baffled stirred tanks: hydrodynamics, mixing and mass transfer characteristics
de Lamotte, Anne ULiege; Delafosse, Angélique ULiege; Calvo, Sébastien ULiege et al

Poster (2015, September)

Biotechnological and chemical processes often need a supply of gas for acceptable product formation. In some applications - where either gas requirements/reactor volumes are relatively low, or bubbles are ... [more ▼]

Biotechnological and chemical processes often need a supply of gas for acceptable product formation. In some applications - where either gas requirements/reactor volumes are relatively low, or bubbles are undesirable - aeration through the liquid free-surface is enough to meet the demand. In case of sparged stirred tanks, aeration through the liquid free-surface is a factor to be determined when scaling-up /down processes. Gas-liquid transfer is strongly influenced by the hydrodynamic conditions. Two phenomena, occurring at different scales, can be coupled in order to explain mass transfer : (i) circulation (macroscale) and (ii) mixing/homogenization (microscale). Mixing/homogenization takes into consideration the small eddies responsible for the rippled liquid free-surface and for the concentration gradients surrounding it. Circulation determines the fluid path across the reactor as well as its contribution of the surface aeration and leads to periodic and local deformation of the liquid free-surface. Circulation also accounts for the design of the reactor, where the scaling problems are focused. The objective of this work is to develop an experimental approach able to fully (global and local quantities) characterize a chosen agitation configuration in terms of hydrodynamics, mixing and transfer, in order to assess the capability of computational methods to predict gas-liquid mass transfer due to aeration through the liquid free-surface. [less ▲]

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See detailHydrodynamics, mixing and mass transfer in baffled stirred tanks
de Lamotte, Anne ULiege; Delafosse, Angélique ULiege; Calvo, Sébastien ULiege et al

in Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Mixing (2015, June)

The present work presents CFD simulations of hydrodynamics, mixing and mass transfer in a surface-aerated baffled stirred tank. The modelling of the multiphase flow is realized via an Euler-Euler approach ... [more ▼]

The present work presents CFD simulations of hydrodynamics, mixing and mass transfer in a surface-aerated baffled stirred tank. The modelling of the multiphase flow is realized via an Euler-Euler approach. Three closure models are tested for the resolution of the RANS equations. When fully-developed flow field is reached, gas-liquid transfer is implemented with a local mass transfer coefficient estimated by the eddy cell model, and the temporal evolution of dissolved gas concentration is predicted.Hydrodynamic and mixing quantities as well as mass transfer parameters for the different turbulence models are compared with experimental data available for the same geometrical and operating features. A critical analysis of the prediction results allow to assess the models capabilities and to highlight the possible critical issues of the simulations. [less ▲]

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See detailCFD Comparison of hydrodynamics between BIOSTAT® Cultibag STR and standard Stirred Cell Culture Bioreactors
Calvo, Sébastien ULiege; Delafosse, Angélique ULiege; Crine, Michel ULiege et al

Poster (2014, September 10)

Single-use bioreactors have been increasingly used for animal cell cultures on microcarriers in screening experiments. Because of their manufacturing process, the shape of these kinds of vessels such as ... [more ▼]

Single-use bioreactors have been increasingly used for animal cell cultures on microcarriers in screening experiments. Because of their manufacturing process, the shape of these kinds of vessels such as the BIOSTAT® Cultibag STR one, is limited. For example, technical constraints on weld seams limit angles to 30° and no baffle may be installed. The shape of standard re-usable vessels may thus not be exactly reproduced and the flow structure may thus significantly differs from the flow structure in standard bioreactors. [less ▲]

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See detailÉtude des interactions entre les transferts liquide/gaz et la physiologie microbienne dans un bioréacteur anaérobie à cuve agitée produisant de l’hydrogène
Baert, Jonathan ULiege; de Lamotte, Anne ULiege; Crine, Michel ULiege et al

Scientific conference (2013, November 15)

Cette thèse de doctorat menée en partenariat avec le Laboratoire de génie chimique (LGC) de l’ULg a comme objectif de caractériser les interactions physico-biologiques durant les bioprocédés visant la ... [more ▼]

Cette thèse de doctorat menée en partenariat avec le Laboratoire de génie chimique (LGC) de l’ULg a comme objectif de caractériser les interactions physico-biologiques durant les bioprocédés visant la production d’hydrogène par fermentation anaérobie en cuve agité. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude d’un photobioréacteur à biomasse fixée pour la production de métabolites à haute valeur ajoutée
de Lamotte, Anne ULiege

Master's dissertation (2013)

This master thesis is part of the FOTOBIOMAT research project financed by the Walloon Region, the aim of which is the development of a photobioreactor (PBR) using hybrid materials in the shape of beads ... [more ▼]

This master thesis is part of the FOTOBIOMAT research project financed by the Walloon Region, the aim of which is the development of a photobioreactor (PBR) using hybrid materials in the shape of beads within which photosynthetic microalgae producing high added-value metabolites are encapsulated. The most important limiting factor for the design of a PBR is the illumination of the culture medium. Externally illuminated rectangular reactors with a small thickness and with a high surface to volume ration allows optimising the supply of light. Nevertheless, due to the strong absorption by the cells, the recirculation of encapsulated microalgae is necessary to insure their access to the light provided at the PBR walls. To avoid any risk of deleterious shock or attrition, the beads recirculation is performed by fluidisation (hydraulic mixing) in a reclining reactor. The present work aims at describing the influence of the illumination distribution and of the fluid and particle flows on the levels and on the fluctuation of light intensity encountered by microalgae encapsulated in solid beads. Several experimental techniques were used to quantitatively characterise the illumination distribution and the liquid phase hydrodynamics. The motion of the solid particles was analysed more qualitatively. All these information on light distribution, liquid phase hydrodynamics and displacement of encapsulated microalgae in beads will have to be integrated and coupled to kinetic data on photosynthesis reactions to build a complete model of the PBR performance. [less ▲]

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