Diffusion in gels containing immobilized cells - A critical review

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Abstract

Eleven experimental investigations of diffusion in gels containing immobilized cells are reviewed. The experimental data, which quantitatively express the diffusion coefficient as a function of the cell concentration, are compared with a number of well-known equations developed for mass transfer in heterogeneous media. Based on this comparison, a procedure for the theoretical prediction of effective diffusion coefficients in cell-containing gels is recommended.

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  • Chemical Engineering

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  • REVIEW, DIFFUSION, GELS, IMMOBILIZED CELLS
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-446
JournalBiotechnology and Bioengineering
Volume38
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes