Faculty Advisor

Camesano, Terri Anne

Faculty Advisor

Weathers, Pamela

Abstract

Previous nutrient mist bioreactors used ultrasonic misting to generate fine droplets, but are not scaleable. Thus, to scale-up root cultures, a new misting system must be used. The new system uses a spray nozzle that produces very fine droplets that are not slaved to the air stream for deposition. Air, however, is crucial for root growth. This project used our mist deposition model to predict how the separation of the air from the mist droplets might alter root growth.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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