BioReactor Simulator

A cloud based simulation platform for simulating laboratory scale anaerobic fermentation processes. Controlled by web-based software.

  • Description
  • Features

The high quality of the data obtained from the BioReactor Simulator allows users to gain deeper knowledge and experience for determining the suitability of a potential feedstock for biogas production, defining the suitable organic loading rate or retention time for a given feedstock, designing suitable feeding schedules, and assessing handling or disposal conditions for digested residues.

 

Applications

  • Determining the suitability of a potential feedstock for biogas production
  • Defining the suitable organic loading rate or retention time for a given feedstock
  • Designing suitable feeding schedules
  • Assessing handling or disposal conditions for digested residues.



Secure and reliable data logging and storage

The web based software of the BioReactor Simulator is based on a cloud computing software solution, with data storage on an external server. This allows one to run experiments with high data generation for prolonged periods of time without storage and/or computational issues.

Standardisation of data registration and presentation

The real-time temperature and pressure compensation feature of the BioReactor Simulator ensures that the impact of measurement conditions can be minimised and data presentation standardised. The temperature and pressure of gas are measured every time a flow cell opens, allowing users to derive exact kinetic information compensated for any variation over time, while considering the vapour content of the gas. The volumes are normalised to dry conditions at 0 degrees Celsius and 1 atm.

High accessibility for process monitoring and control

The powerful web based software of the BioReactor Simulator is easily accessible from any location with an internet connection via a verifiable industry-strength encryption. Through the use of standard protocols, the BioReactor Simulator behaves like any other unit on an internal network, secured by a user definable password. All interactions with the software are conducted through a web browser using any computer. Thus, experiment monitoring can be carried out with iPhone or iPad mobile devices, systems running on the Android platform, or Windows phones.

User friendly interface for both easy experiment setup and follow-up

The BioReactor Simulator is an extremely flexible simulation platform, supporting both manual and automatic feeding, depending upon user needs. Moreover, the system supports multiplexing, allowing for the simultaneous initiation of multiple experiments at different startup times. This unmatched flexibility in combination with standardised report generation in Microsoft Excel format provides users with an unmatched simulation platform which will meet and go beyond the requirements of the most demanding biogas labs.