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All-Polyamide Composite Coated-Fabric as a Replacement for Material of Construction of Conventional Textile Bioreactors

Version 1 : Received: 15 October 2017 / Approved: 16 October 2017 / Online: 16 October 2017 (06:08:20 CEST)

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Jabbari, M.; Osadolor, O.A.; Nair, R.B.; Taherzadeh, M.J. All-Polyamide Composite Coated-Fabric as an Alternative Material of Construction for Textile-Bioreactors (TBRs). Energies 2017, 10, 1928. Jabbari, M.; Osadolor, O.A.; Nair, R.B.; Taherzadeh, M.J. All-Polyamide Composite Coated-Fabric as an Alternative Material of Construction for Textile-Bioreactors (TBRs). Energies 2017, 10, 1928.

Journal reference: Energies 2017, 10, 1928
DOI: 10.3390/en10111928

Abstract

All-polyamide composite coated fabric (APCCF) materials were developed and used as the material of construction of textile bioreactors as a replacement of traditional costly steel-/concreate-based bioreactors. Then, APCCF-bioreactor was used to cultivate filamentous fungus Neurospora intermedia to produce ethanol and fungal biomass. The results showed similar performance of the fungus cultivated in stain-less steel bioreactors. Techno-economical analysis for a 5000-m3 APCCF bioreactor for fermentation facility would lead to a reduction of the annual production cost of the facility by $128,000,000 compared to similar stainless-steel processes. The comparative analyses (including mechanical and morphological analyses, density measurements and techno-economical analysis) revealed that the APCCF is a better candidate for material of construction of the textile bioreactor. The APCCF is a 100% recyclable single polymer composite which was prepared from textile production line waste.

Subject Areas

single-polymer composite; bioreactor; textile reactor; fungal cultivation; economic analysis; polyamide; polyvinyl chloride

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