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Multiphase Stirred Tank Bioreactors – New Geometrical Concepts and Scale‐up Approaches, 2019

— Authors: Böhm, L., Hohl, L., Bliatsiou, C. & Kraume, M. 

Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 91(12), S. 1724-1746 (link)

Mainly with respect to biotechnological cases, current developments in the field of impeller geometries and findings for multistage configurations with a specific view on aerated stirred tanks are reviewed. Although often the first choice, in the given case the 6‐straight blade disc turbine is usually not the best option. Furthermore, quantities usable for scale‐up, specifically applicable in this field are discussed. Only quantities taking local conditions into account appear to be able to actually compare different stirrer types and scales.