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Category: Flow control

  • Addressing scaling challenges of bioreactor sparging using mass flow control

    Addressing scaling challenges of bioreactor sparging using mass flow control This article was originally published in Fluid Handling Pro on June 29, 2021. Read the original article here. Every bioreactor sparging system is designed for the introduction of oxygen to feed cell cultures. Meanwhile, the system must remove carbon dioxide to prevent toxic buildups that would […]

  • Optimizing supercritical CO2 solid-liquid extraction with Coriolis mass flow

    Optimizing supercritical CO2 solid-liquid extraction with Coriolis mass flow CO2 is used in all kinds of industrial applications; for example, liquid CO2 is commonly used as a cooling agent and solid CO2 (dry ice) as a dairy preservative. Here, we focus on the industrial applications of supercritical CO2 (sCO2). What is sCO2? A supercritical fluid […]

  • Aerating chocolate using mass flow control

    Aerating chocolate using mass flow control Aerated chocolate is increasingly popular because of its particular mouthfeel: bubbles in the chocolate make it lighter, with a unique texture. An aerated chocolate bar has more surface area than a standard chocolate bar, which is why it melts faster in your mouth, intensifying its taste. How are bubbles […]

  • Brewing with Alicat: Controlling carbon dioxide sparging

    Brewing with Alicat: Controlling carbon dioxide sparging Beer is the beverage of choice for billions of people around the world. Whether ale, lager, or stout, carbon dioxide sparging is the process by which beer gets carbonated – making it the not-so-subtle difference between a refreshing pint and a flat disappointment. The average beer drinker is […]

  • Using mass flow in oxygen concentrators for glass production

    Oxygen concentrators are often used in modern glass manufacturing to improve process efficiency. They provide the oxidizer needed to generate high temperature flames without the heat absorbing presence of nitrogen.

  • Glass lathe burner control for enhanced preform surface polishing

    Glass lathe burner control for enhanced preform surface polishing What is a preform? The preform is a specially constructed glass rod, which is manufactured, purified on a glass lathe, and then drawn into a fiber optic cable. Using the highest possible quality glass preforms in the fiber draw process is critical to ensuring that any type […]

  • High flow control for gasification

    High flow control for gasification Alicat mass flow instrumentation can streamline and provide additional efficiency and safety in gasification and syngas product processes. Gasification is a process in which biomass or fossil fuel is converted into carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide (syngas or synthetic gas).1 According to Carnot’s theorem of thermodynamic efficiency, the syngas […]

  • Aerobic and anaerobic wastewater treatment

    Bioreactors are now a common part of wastewater treatment. Alicat’s revolutionary differential-pressure based mass flow controllers allow for extreme flexibility in mass flow control and the response times needed to make this process efficient and cost effective.

  • Using mass flow control to lower cost and increase speed of biologics production

    Increasing efficiency of bioreactions With protocols for bioprocessing firmly established, there is an increasing focus on reducing the cost of producing biologics, biosimilars, mABs and other modern medicines that require bioreactions. Producing these pharmaceuticals promises to revolutionize treatment of many difficult diseases, especially modern scourges that have been resistant to small molecule-based therapies. Focus on […]

  • Optimizing bioreactor production with mass flow control

    Optimizing bioreactor production Bioreactors are used in a growing number of applications, from producing bio-adaptive medicines or environmentally-friendly fertilizers and pesticides, to brewing beer, refining ethanol and treating wastewater. The increase in biologics production and single use reactors has led to a need for even greater precision and flexibility in instrumentation. Alicat Scientific’s broad range […]