Published in: 1992
United States Patent and Trademark Office
McCarty, P.L., Bachmann, A.
A bioconversion reactor for the anaerobic fermentation of organic material. The bioconversion reactor comprises a shell enclosing a predetermined volume, an inlet port through which a liquid stream containing organic materials enters the shell, and an outlet port through which the stream exits the shell. A series of vertical and spaced-apart baffles are positioned within the shell to force the stream to flow under and over them as it passes from the inlet to the outlet port. The baffles present a barrier to the microorganisms within the shell causing them to rise and fall within the reactor but to move horizontally at a very slow rate. Treatment detention times of one day or less are possible.
Patent Number: 5,091,315
Publication number: US5091315 A
Inventors: Perry L. McCarty, Andre Bachmann
Original Assignee: The Board Of Trustees Of Stanford University
McCarty, P.L., Bachmann, A. (1992). Bioconversion Reactor [Anaerobic Baffled Reactor, ABR] - Anaerobic fermentation patent. United States Patent and Trademark Office
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