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Simulate biogas production processes

BPC® Bioreactors

- modular bioreactors in various configurations and sizes

 

Our modular, robust CSTR and high-rate anaerobic bioreactors are built using high-quality materials in order to meet the demands of biogas labs. Extremely user-friendly, they are the ideal experiment platforms for simulating anaerobic fermentation processes at laboratory scale.

Our bioreactors are:

  • Resistant to leakage and corrosion
  • Flexible, modular design
  • Easy to run and maintain
  • Available in five different sizes and six configurations
CSTR, EGSB, IC reactors for biogas applications
5 l glass CSTR reactor for anaerobic digestion

BPC® CSTR-5G
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5 l stainless steel CSTR reactor for biogas research

BPC® CSTR-5S
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10 l CSTR reactors for biogas labs

BPC® CSTR-10S
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20 l IC reactor for biogas research

BPC® IC-20 S
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20 l EGSB reactor for biogas applications

BPC® UASB/EGSB-20 S
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Bioreactors for lab scale anaerobic digestion

Sizes and configurations to meet your needs

Choose from three CSTR bioreactor size options (2, 5 and 10 litres) and three different configurations in glass (G) or stainless steel (S) (CSTR-5G, CSTR-5S, CSTR-10S). Our CSTR are built using corrosion-resistant stainless steel specifically selected for the most demanding biogas and biofuel applications.

For high-rate anaerobic digesters, we offer three different reactor configurations (UASB / EGSB-20S, IC-20S). All reactors are built using corrosion-resistant and durable stainless steel for long-time operation.

Easy assembly and maintenance

Each bioreactor has standard connection points, allowing for easy assembly, disassembly and maintenance. Instruments can be operated in standalone or connected in a series depending upon requirements.

5 l glass CSTR reactor for fermentation assays in lab
Bioreactor with agitation system for laboratory use

Adapted for low and high solid content

All CSTR bioreactors are adapted for feedstocks with either low- or high-solid content and have excellent sealing under anaerobic conditions, using a robust tri-clamp system. The reactors offer a self-discharging port for digested slurry with automatic slurry level control.

Each CSTR, UASB / EGSB and IC bioreactor is fully compatible with the BPC BioReactor Simulator and BPC® µFlow for simulating biological fermentation processes where gas flow measurement is needed.

Stainless steel bioreactors

Unique wall jacket design

The unique wall jacket configuration allows for independent heating or cooling. You precisely control the temperature of the bioreactors by circulating heated or cooled water continually through the wall jacket that covers the entire side of the reactor.

Glass bioreactor with agitation system

Viewing port for complete control

Each CSTR and UASB / EGSB bioreactor has two viewing ports on opposite sides allowing for visual inspection of a process. This lets you monitor a continuous process via key parameters such as gas flow, pH and temperature, and detect foam formation during the AD process.

Customers reviews

What people say

The design of gas, liquid and solid in/outlets are suitable for our experimental needs. No blockage issue has ever been experienced. We are fully satisfied by Bioprocess Control’s pilot scale solution, it earns us some envious looks from colleagues.

MRS. LAËTITA CARDONA & MR. OLIVIER CHAPLEUR
MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF ANAEROBIC DIGESTION, IRSTEA, ANTONY, FRANCE

We bought six BPC® CSTR-5S reactors, six BPC® µflow gas flow meters and one data logger for our pilot-scale experiments on anaerobic digestion of biowaste… All instruments are very easy to handle. We can easily set up an automatic feeding and discharging system which minimises the labour-demand for the experiment follow-up.

MR. OLIVIER CHAPLEUR
MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF ANAEROBIC DIGESTION, IRSTEA, ANTONY, FRANCE

…thank you for standing over your product and the scientific response, and thanks for producing such a wonderful laboratory instrument for continuous process simulation.

DR. EOIN ALLEN
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, IRELAND

We are satisfied with Bioprocess Control’s BPC® CSTR-10S since it can be easily adapted to our biogas research need. The reactor is very a robust and reliable. We are also satisfied with technical discussion and support from the company.

MR. CHRISTIAN BELLOY
ARD-REIMS, FRANCE

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Tech Specifications

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UASB/EGSB-20S

Reactor type: Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) and Expanded Granular Sludge Blanket (EGSB) reactor Volume: 20 l Materials: high quality stainless steel (AISI 316) Design: modular

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IC-20S

Reactor type: Internal Circulation (IC) reactor Volume: 20 l Materials: high quality stainless steel (AISI 316) Design: modular design for easy installation and maintenance Sampling ports:

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CSTR-2G

Reactor type: CSTR Volume: 2 l Materials: high quality glass (reactor body) Mixing of reactors: Multifunctional agitation system with brushless DC motors for long-life operation. Remote speed and

10 l CSTR reactors for biogas labs
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CSTR-10S

Reactor type: CSTR Volume: 10 l Materials: high quality stainless steel (AISI 316) Mixing of reactors: Multifunctional agitation system with brushless DC motor for long-life operation. Remote speed

5 l stainless steel CSTR reactor for biogas research
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CSTR-5S

Reactor type: CSTR Volume: 5 l Materials: high quality stainless steel (AISI 316) Mixing of reactors: Multifunctional agitation system with brushless DC motor for long-life operation. Remote speed

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CSTR-5G

Reactor type: CSTR Volume: 5 l Materials: high quality glass (reactor body) and stainless steel (reactor lid) (AISI 316) Mixing of reactors: Multifunctional agitation system with brushless DC

10 l CSTR reactor for fermentation tests
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General features

Wall jacket configuration for independent heating or cooling Reactor lid and connection points with tri-clamp configuration for easy assembling and disassembling Double view port configuration

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