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Stacked Membrane Bioreactor

United States Patent Application

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Scalable biomaterial-based bioreactors are described. In one embodiment, the bioreactor may comprise perforated plates stacked such that the assembled bioreactor has the necessary manifolds and chambers to transport gas and liquids to a biomaterial contained within the bioreactor, and to remove the reaction products. In another embodiment, single use bioreactors are described. Methods of operating the bioreactors are also described.
Abdullah, Zia (Bexley, OH), Dickens, Michael L. (Westerville, OH), McCreery, Micah Paul (Baltimore, OH), Jones, Randy L. (Delaware, OH), Beach, III, Elvin Ray (Columbus, OH), Sears, Jon-David S. (Columbus, OH), Schultz, Erin Suzanne (Dublin, OH), Smith, Stephanie Ann (Columbus, OH), George, II, Paul E. (Powell, OH)
14/ 367,231
December 19, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000095 awarded by The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to The Ohio State University. The government has certain rights in the invention.