Special Issue "Bioprocess Monitoring and Control"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: Process analytical technology (PAT); chemometrics; modelling; optimal design of experiments; optimization; automation; cultivation processes; food analytics; cereal technology
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Bioprocesses can be found in different areas such as the production of food, feed, energy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. From biocatalysis to fermentation processes or mammalian cell cultures different reaction systems are applied. Due to the bioeconomy initiative in different countries the number of bioprocesses will grow further in the future. One characteristic feature of all these different bioprocesses is a complex reaction matrix where different substances play an important role. Frequently one has to deal with a three phase system, i. e. a liquid, a gas as well as a solid phase. For the optimal operation of these processes monitoring and supervision systems are required for all phases. And – although bioprocesses are applied since several thousand years, such as the fermentation of dough – on-line measurement systems for important process variables are still rare. Although the measurement of key variables is a challenge the control of them to guarantee optimal yield is even a higher challenge.
This Special Issue on “Bioprocess Monitoring and Control” intends to present novel examples of on-line monitoring and control techniques applied for any bioprocess. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Optical sensors, such as Raman, infrared and fluorescence spectroscopy,
- Electrochemical sensors
- Gas-, liquid-, solid-phase sensors
- Software sensors
Prof. Dr. Bernd Hitzmann
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 31 December 2020 an APC of 2000 CHF applies. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Process analyzer
- Sensor systems
- On-line monitoring
- Open and closed loop control
- Bioprocess supervision