Details on an item of equipment
This apparatus allows the immobilization in a matrix (natural or synthetic) of bacterial, mycelia cells or others components (cellular enzymes, remains…). It is mainly intended for a use on a laboratory scale or R&D.
Once the polymeric mixture/composed with encapsulated is carried out, this last is extruded with through the head of extrusion.
Obtaining a homogeneous jet of balls is carried out by the adjustment of parameters: the air intake or the adjustment of the pump with syringe and the frequency of the generator.
The formation of the balls is obtained by the vibration of a membrane on which is to fix a magnet. This magnet is subjected to a permanent change of the surrounding magnetic field thus generating the movement of vibration of this last.
Thereafter the balls thus formed plunge in a solution of polymerization and are then collected via a blow-off valve. The advantage of such a device lies in its capacity to be pressure-sealed.
Model : IE 50R - Inotech Research Encapsulator
Capacity : 10 - 1000 ml
Diameter of the balls : 0,2 - 2 mm
Production capacity : 40 - 4000 balls/dry.
Flow : 100 - 2500 ml/h (according to the size of the balls)
Viscosity : max 300 mPa (tube of 0,5 mm)
Dead volume : < 0,3 ml
Bacterial colonies into
an alginate bead
Immobilization of a mycelial strain by entrapment