Industrial scale fermenters

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    • pH- Changes in pH can effect enzyme activity and slow growth
    • The timing of nutrient addition can be manipulated according to whether you are producing primary or secondary metabolites.
    • Oxygen concentration- Most of these processes require aerobic conditions. A lack of oxygen will lead to unwanted products of anaerobic respiration
    • Growing conditions depend on the type of microorganism and whether the aim is to produce primary or secondary metabolites
    • Temperature- Too high and enzymes will be denatured. Too low and enzyme activity and growth will be reduced/slowed.

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