INV 7: Spectrophotometer

Spectrophotometers are used to follow a range of process parameters.Spectrophotometers are used to follow a range of process parameters. For fermentative processes these are e.g. optical density, enzyme activity and colorization. The spectrophotometer plays an important role in process control and follow up, and it is a basic tool to steer feed profiles, aeration parameters etc. This spectrophotometer is needed to increase the capacity and improve the accuracy of photometric measurements at BBEPP. The vast majority of processes performed at BBEPP are relying on spectrophotometric measurements for process steering.

How will this equipment help SMEs in NWE:

With this investment Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant will be able to better serve SME´s for their needs of process development. As this is a very crucial piece of equipment and fall-out causes immediately failure of experiments or loss of data and product in case of enzyme analysis for example. This spectrophotometer will increase the service level of Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant towards companies including SMEs and provide accurate and reliable data.