Porous metal spargers are used in virtually every industry for an array of different applications, like in this case (bio)fermentation. If you need to introduce gas into a liquid in any type of critical application, spargers provide controlled porosity of the porous metal and allow uniform permeability and consistent/repeatable performance each and every time.
Our biofermentation spargers allow higher gas absorption than standard methods (drilled pipes) and can significantly lower energy costs by decreasing the agitation needed in your biofermentors.
POROUS METAL SPARGERS VS. DRILLED PIPES
Porous metal spargers provide a solid, reliable method with a better performance compared to drilled pipes. For example: porous metal offers 10-40% more initial O2 absorption over a drilled pipe with 2-3x rate of rise for mild agitation systems. Additionally, Mott's spargers are certified and are available in a wide variety of fittings and alloys to meet the desired specifications of your biofermentation process.
High energy costs and low performance?
Spargers need decreased agitation while achieving higher O2 absorption.
Long cycle times?
Spargers allow faster absorption allowing for significant time savings.
High gas usage?
Spargers provide smaller bubble size for higher surface contact ratio, reducing the total gas used
Internal designers unfamiliar with proper sizing and design?
Our team of engineering and application experts are available to assist in sizing or overall design.
TYPICAL SPARGING APPLICATIONS
O2 and CO2 injection for mixing liquids in a reactor or fermentor.
Adding O2 and O3 to purify and supply oxygen to municipal water supplies.
Oxygen or air sparging to enhance cell growth in fermentation reactions.
Sparging to promote effective yeast propagation in the fermentors.