Ethanol is produced in several ways from biomass or other organic sources. In an effort to better control production processes and improve efficiency, increased emphasis has been put on the importance of fast accurate, gas analysis for optimal fermentation control. The methodologies being implemented are similar to those used for years by pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
For laboratory research engineers who need to understand the process and perform analysis on Bench Scale Reactors, Extrel offers the MAX300-LG Laboratory Gas Analyzer. When the process moves to pilot plant and production facilities, engineers have the ability to apply the MAX300-BIO Bioreactor Gas Analyzer. The hardware and software designs of these systems are the same, which provides the operator with familiarity and consistency of analysis.