Processing fermentation broths
The first step in processing fermentation broths typically involves separating the biomass from the broth. To do this, we have different separators with working capacities up to 2000 l/h. A decanter is available. To separate coarse particulates, we use our centrifugal sifters with different mesh openings and a rotary vacuum filter. Furthermore, we have a filter press, several chamber and sterile filters. We can also handle demanding separation tasks with our tangential flow filtration (crossflow) systems.
Certain metabolites are best recovered through resin adsorption. For these purposes, and for fermentation broth desalination, we have a chamber that can hold ion-exchange resin. The resin can then be shipped out. Our technical infrastructure is unsuitable for extraction involving large amounts of organic solvents.