Analyzing heat transfer requirements in an agitated fermenter or bioreactor involves consideration of the combination of mild process temperatures and large heat loads that often require substantial heat transfer area, low cooling media temperatures, or both. The difficulty increases with scale, but it is helpful to evaluate different alternatives such as jackets, helical coils and vertical tube bundles, and different flow rates and temperatures of cooling media. It is also very useful to evaluate different aspect ratios to not only look at heat transfer, but also to determine total energy consumption.
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