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1. (WO1990002170) MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/1990/002170    International Application No.:    PCT/GB1989/000989
Publication Date: 08.03.1990 International Filing Date: 24.08.1989
IPC:
C12M 1/12 (2006.01), C12M 1/34 (2006.01), C12M 3/06 (2006.01)
Applicants: THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY IN HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND [GB/GB]; 10/18 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
HALLING, Peter, James [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
MOODY, George, William [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
HICKMAN, Alan, Douglas [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: HALLING, Peter, James; (GB).
MOODY, George, William; (GB).
HICKMAN, Alan, Douglas; (GB)
Agent: BECKHAM, Robert, William; Ministry of Defence (PE), Patents 1A(4), Room 2014, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, London SW6 1TR (GB)
Priority Data:
8820493.8 30.08.1988 GB
Title (EN) MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR
(FR) BIOREACTEUR A MEMBRANE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A membrane bioreactor which provides close contact between microbial cells and a gas by culturing microbial cells on the outside of a membrane through which a culture medium can flow and passing the gas through a support matrix surrounding the membrane. The cells are too big to pass through the membrane and so are trapped on its surface in close contact with both gas and liquid. This enables high oxygen transport rates, a superior environment for growth and thus a saving in power consumption.
(FR)Bioréacteur à membrane permettant de mettre en contact étroit des cellules microbiennes et un gaz. Des cellules microbiennes sont cultivées à la surface extérieure d'une membrane qu'un milieu de culture peut traverser, et on fait passer le gaz à travers une matrice de support entourant la membrane. Les cellules sont trop grandes pour passer au travers de la membrane et restent prisonnières à la surface de celle-ci, en contact étroit avec à la fois le gaz et le liquide. On obtient ainsi des taux élevés de transport d'oxygène et un milieu de meilleure qualité pour la croissance, permettant ainsi de réduire la consommation d'énergie.
Designated States: GB, JP, US.
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, FR, GB, IT, LU, NL, SE).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)