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See detailReply to "Comments on Collignon et al. (Chem. Eng. Sci. 65 (2010) 5929-5941)"
Collignon, Marie-Laure ULg; Delafosse, Angélique ULg; Crine, Michel ULg et al

in Chemical Engineering Science (2011), 6

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See detailEstimation of the turbulent kinetic energy dissipation in a culture cell stirred tank bioreactor
Delafosse, Angélique ULg; Collignon, Marie-Laure ULg; Dossin, Denis et al

in Chemical Engineering Science (2011), 66(8), 1728-1737

The turbulent dissipation rate is a key parameter in stirred tanks and its local values may have a strong influence on the performance of many processes. However, the local dissipation rate estimation is ... [more ▼]

The turbulent dissipation rate is a key parameter in stirred tanks and its local values may have a strong influence on the performance of many processes. However, the local dissipation rate estimation is far from easy in a stirred tank, especially near the impeller discharge where maximum values are encountered. The aim of this work is to estimate the dissipation rate in a vessel used for animal-cell cultures and stirred with a down-pumping axial impeller (Mixel TTP) from velocity fields measured by 2D-PIV. Special attention is paid to the assumptions necessary to estimate the dissipation rate from 2D measurements and to the influence of measurement spatial resolution on the estimated values. The analysis of isotropy ratios measured on vertical, horizontal and tangential planes shows that the turbulence in the impeller discharge is far from isotropic. Isotropy assumptions classically used to estimate the dissipation rate from 2D measurements may thus lead to erroneous values. Based on the measured isotropy ratios, a new relationship is proposed to estimate the dissipation rate in the impeller discharge. This relationship is then used to estimate the dissipation rate on a vertical plane located in the impeller discharge zone. In order to analyze the influence of the measurement spatial resolution on the estimated values of the dissipation, a total of 12 spatial resolutions are tested. Results show that if the spatial resolution is divided by a factor 2, the dissipation rate increases by 220%. For the smallest spatial resolution value used, the maximum dissipation rate estimated is 50 times higher than the mean overall dissipation rate and the corresponding minimum value of the Kolmogorov scale is nearly 3 times smaller than the Kolmogorov scale computed from the mean overall dissipation rate. [less ▲]

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See detailApplicability of GFP Microbial Whole Cell Biosensors to Bioreactor Operations : Mathematical Modeling and Related Experimental Tools
Delvigne, Frank ULg; Brognaux, Alison ULg; Gorret, Nathalie et al

in Biosensors : emerging materials and applications (2011)

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See detailSynthesis, characterization and photocatalytic properties of alkali metals doped tin dioxide
Benhebal, Hadj; Chaib, Messaoud; Léonard, Angélique ULg et al

in Journal of Molecular Structure (2011), 1004(1-3), 222-226

In order to improve the photocatalytic properties of tin dioxide, crystallized powders of SnO(2) photocatalysts doped by alkali metals (Li, Na and K) were synthesized by sol-gel process. The physical ... [more ▼]

In order to improve the photocatalytic properties of tin dioxide, crystallized powders of SnO(2) photocatalysts doped by alkali metals (Li, Na and K) were synthesized by sol-gel process. The physical properties of these materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, nitrogen adsorption-desorption, Scanning electron microscopy and Ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflection spectroscopy. The photocatalytic tests under UV radiation conducted on four aromatic compounds (phenol, paranitrophenol, pentachlorophenol and benzoic acid) showed that tin dioxide modified by sodium possesses good photocatalytic activity; The Li-doped SnO(2) is moderately active, while modification by potassium does not improve this activity. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailGas Flow Simulations in a Structured Packing by Lattice Boltzmann Method
Beugre, Djomice; Calvo, Sébastien ULg; Crine, Michel ULg et al

in Chemical Engineering Science (2011), 66

Numerical simulations of gas flow between two sheets of plastic MellapakTM 250 Y are performed using Lattice Boltzmann methods in laminar and turbulent regimes. Results are compared with experimental ... [more ▼]

Numerical simulations of gas flow between two sheets of plastic MellapakTM 250 Y are performed using Lattice Boltzmann methods in laminar and turbulent regimes. Results are compared with experimental measurements and with known correlations. They are also compared with simulations using a classical CFD code. In all cases, the agreement is very good. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of Storage Duration on the Gaseous Emissions during Convective Drying of Urban Residual Sludges
Fraikin, Laurent ULg; Salmon, Thierry ULg; Herbreteau, B. et al

in Chemical Engineering and Technology (2011), 34(7), 1172--1176

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See detailTomographic measurement of liquid hold up and effective interfacial area distributions in a column packed with high performance structured packings
Aferka, Saïd ULg; Viva, Aurora; Brunazzi, Elisabetta et al

in Chemical Engineering Science (2011), 66

In this paper, we report on the use of a high energy and high resolution X-ray tomograph to visualize and quantify the distribution of liquid hold up and of gas-liquid interfacial area in a 0.1m diameter ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we report on the use of a high energy and high resolution X-ray tomograph to visualize and quantify the distribution of liquid hold up and of gas-liquid interfacial area in a 0.1m diameter column filled with MellapakPlus 752.Y packing elements. A standard air-water system at room temperature and atmospheric pressure was used. Tomographic measurements have been carried out in a large number of packing cross sections situated at different heights between the top and the bottom of the packed column, giving access to the evolution of axial profiles of liquid hold up and of gas-liquid interfacial area as a function of the operating conditions. Gas-liquid interfacial area values were also measured by a chemical method (CO2 absorption from air into a caustic solution). For the first time, a whole set of gas-liquid interfacial area values evaluated from tomographic images are interestingly compared with values measured by a chemical method. A comparison is also presented with literature models. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermination of liquid hold-up and flow distribution inside modular catalytic structured packings
Viva, Aurora; Aferka, Saïd ULg; Toye, Dominique ULg et al

in Chemical Engineering Research & Design : Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Part A (2011), 89

This paper presents the results of a study carried out to examine liquid hold-up and flow distribution in a 0.1m internal diameter column filled with catalytic structured packing Katapak-SP. Information ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the results of a study carried out to examine liquid hold-up and flow distribution in a 0.1m internal diameter column filled with catalytic structured packing Katapak-SP. Information has been gathered at local scale by means of a non-intrusive high energy X-ray tomograph. Measurements have been carried out in a large number of packing cross sections situated at different heights between the top and bottom of the packed column, giving access to the evolution of axial profiles of liquid hold-up in the open channels (separation zone) and in the catalytic baskets (reaction zone) as a function of the liquid load. The total hold-up, evaluated by averaging local tomographic values over the packed volume, was compared with global hold-up data obtained by traditional methods, like draining and RTD measurements. A method was also proposed to deduce the distribution of liquid flowrate, between the reaction and the separation zones, from hold-up distribution measured by tomography. The methodology was validated by comparison with experimental data obtained by collecting separately the liquid flowing out of the two zones at the bottom of the packed bed. The obtained results are invaluable to improve the description of hydrodynamics in rate based performance models. [less ▲]

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See detailProcessing of X-ray tomographic images: a procedure adapted for the analysis of phase distribution in MellapakPlus 752.Y and Katapak-SP packings
Viva, Aurora; Aferka, Saïd ULg; Brunazzi, Elisabetta et al

in Flow Measurement & Instrumentation (2011), 22

We developed a simple practical methodology to face common problems encountered in the analysis of tomographic images to get quantitative information on phase distributions in gas liquid contacting ... [more ▼]

We developed a simple practical methodology to face common problems encountered in the analysis of tomographic images to get quantitative information on phase distributions in gas liquid contacting columns packed with complex metallic packings. In particular, the procedure (thresholding and normalisation) was developed and validated on images of geometrically well known Mellapak Plus 752 Y packings. The methodology was extended to images of Katapak-SP modular packings which are made of an alternation of Mellapak Plus 752 Y sheets and catalytic baskets. Global liquid hold-up, obtained by averaging tomographic results over the column height, were found in agreement with bed scale data measured on the same Mellapak Plus 752 Y and Katapak-SP (11 and 12) packings at a given liquid load. Moreover, gas-liquid interfacial area were calculated and reported to the installed geometric area. [less ▲]

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See detailAXIAL IMPELLER SELECTION FOR ANCHORAGE DEPENDENT ANIMAL CELL CULTURE IN STIRRED BIOREACTORS: METHODOLOGY BASED ON THE IMPELLER COMPARISON AT JUST-SUSPENDED SPEED OF ROTATION
Collignon, Marie-Laure ULg; Delafosse, Angélique ULg; Crine, Michel ULg et al

in Chemical Engineering Science (2010), 65(22), 5929-5941

Animal cells, which are nowadays essential for the industrial production of proteinic compounds, are commonly cultivated inside stirred tank bioreactors. In case of anchorage dependent cells, they are ... [more ▼]

Animal cells, which are nowadays essential for the industrial production of proteinic compounds, are commonly cultivated inside stirred tank bioreactors. In case of anchorage dependent cells, they are usually fixed on microcarriers. The choice of agitation conditions (impeller type, rotational speed…) in this type of process is not an easy task as it has to fulfil three potentially conflicting goals: (1) maintaining microcarriers in complete suspension, (2) homogenizing the culture medium, and (3) limiting mechanical constraints generated by the hydrodynamics on the cells. The aim of this study is to present an original methodology to select the most appropriate axial impeller for this specific application. Seven propellers are preselected on basis of their characteristics available in the literature. Instead of comparing impellers at a given rotational speed or a given power input, they are compared at their respective minimum impeller rotational speed that leads to a complete microcarrier suspension, i.e. at their respective just-suspended speed Njs. They are then compared at higher rotational speeds N, expressed as multiples of Njs. The impeller classification is based on the intensity of mechanical constraints they produced, evaluated from: (1) the macro-shear rate quantified by the spatial derivative of time average velocity fields measured by P.I.V, (2) the micro-shear rate characterized by the ratio between the microcarrier diameter to the average Kolmogorov scale computed from power input measurements, and (3) the impact of microcarrier collisions on cells described via the Turbulent Collision Severity index also computed from power input measurements. Results show that the 125 mm diameter TTP impeller (Mixel) and the 150 mm diameter Elephant Ear impeller (Applikon) produce the smallest mechanical constraints at their just-suspended speed (50 rpm and 20 rpm, respectively). Moreover, the mechanical constraints they produce increase more slowly with the N/Njs ratio than the mechanical constraints produced by other impellers. These propellers are thus even more advantageous if rotational speeds higher than the just-suspended speed have to be used. [less ▲]

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See detailX-ray tomography : a key for revealing local behavior of fluids in packed beds
Toye, Dominique ULg; Marchot, Pierre ULg; Crine, Michel ULg

Scientific conference (2010, October 28)

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See detailImpact of storage duration on the emissions of ammonia and VOC during the convective drying of urban residual sludges
Fraikin, Laurent ULg; Herbreteau, Benjamin; Chaucherie, Xavier et al

in Tsotsas, E.; Metzger, T.; Peglow, M. (Eds.) Proceedings of IDS 2010 - Drying 2010 (2010, October)

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See detailAspects pratico-techniques du séchage des boues d'épuration
Léonard, Angélique ULg; Crine, Michel ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2010)

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See detailImpact of storage at 4°C on the study of sludge drying emissions
Fraikin, Laurent ULg; Herbreteau, Benjamin; Chaucherie, Xavier et al

Conference (2010, September)

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See detailImpact of liming operating conditions on the convective drying kinetics of urban residual sludges
Royer, Sandrine; Blandin, Gaëtan; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

Conference (2010, September)

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See detailAnalysis of the Gas Holdup Evolution in a Circulating Jet-Loop Nitrifying MBR
Kouakou, Edouard; Marchot, Pierre ULg; Crine, Michel ULg

in International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (2010), 8(1),

This paper presents an analysis of the gas holdup evolution in a novel type of jet-loop membrane bioreactor (JLMBR), designed for nitrogen removal through the nitrite route application. Its configuration ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an analysis of the gas holdup evolution in a novel type of jet-loop membrane bioreactor (JLMBR), designed for nitrogen removal through the nitrite route application. Its configuration is inspired from airlift systems. It consists of a 60-l reactor made of an internal airlift system coupled to an external liquid recirculation loop. Hollow fiber membranes are submerged in the riser compartment. The process was intermittently fed with a synthetic ammonia solution and the gas holdup evolution was monitored for 500 to 600 days. Experiments were performed using flowrates ranging from 0.4 to 1.03 Nm3/h, and from 0 to 0.6 m3/h for air and water, respectively. This corresponded to superficial velocities from 0.004 to 0.03 m.s􀀀1 for air and 0 to 0.011 m.s􀀀1 for water. The gas holdup g was directly measured by the volume expansion method, using a tubular level meter located on the plant. The reported results showed that, in the absence of microorganisms, g ranged between 0.5 and 5.5% for the investigated range of gas liquid superficial velocities, whilst increasing from 0.5 to 4.8% only in the presence of gas (no liquid recirculation). This double influence of the air and the liquid velocities on the gas holdup was described by a multilinear correlation. However in the presence of biosolids in the reactor, the gas holdup raised up to 6.5%, corresponding to an increase of ca. 48% (in average, with respect to data recorded on day 0). This increase in g was attributed to both a gas entrainment effect and an impact of the bioparticles recirculated into the reactor. Under experimental conditions investigated, the gas holdup increased linearly with the air and the liquid velocities, what corresponded to the bubbly flow regime in the system. This showed that, according to investigated conditions, the impact of circulated biomass was not enough to change the bubble gas flow regime. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of medium composition on oxygen transfer rate in animal cell culture
Toye, Dominique ULg; Galifi, A.; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

in Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (2010), 88(4), 671-676

Experiments were conducted in a 0.25m diameter bubble column to investigate the effect of medium composition on oxygen transfer rate. Aqueous solutions, the composition of which mimics a mammalian cell ... [more ▼]

Experiments were conducted in a 0.25m diameter bubble column to investigate the effect of medium composition on oxygen transfer rate. Aqueous solutions, the composition of which mimics a mammalian cell culture medium, are used. The effect on oxygen transfer rate of additives used to protect cells against local hydrodynamic stresses induced by bubble coalescence and bursting is addressed, in the range of operating conditions (aeration rates) met in animal cell cultures. The mass transfer coefficient, the liquid viscosity and surface tension, and the bubble size distribution are measured as a function of liquid composition and of gas superficial velocity, allowing to decouple the effects of the different additive on kL and on a. [less ▲]

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