The researcher will be the pioneer of a new area of investigation in VEnvirotech Biotechnology “Dynamic simulation of Bioreactors & Design of Experiments”, with the goal of developing models and tools to predict and optimize VEnvirotech technologies.
DEADLINE: 30th September 2020
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The general objective of the project is to optimize the industrial
bioprocess of PHA production through a mathematical approach. The
project can be divided in 4 work-packages briefly presented below:
WP1: Kinetic and metabolic modelling and simulation of acidogenic fermentation of organic waste to optimize volatile fatty acids production, the preliminary step of the VE-box process.
WP2: Kinetic and metabolic modelling of PHA production from fermented waste via microbial enrichment cultures as a tool for PHA production optimization.
WP3: Bioreactor modelling and fluid flow simulation (agitation, aeration, inoculum concentration…) to determine the optimal conditions for PHA production at industrial scale.
WP4: Implementation of the Design of Experiments method to efficiently validate and complement the result of mathematical modeling at the experimental level.