automating an alcohol fermentation plant


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Could you please help me in modelling the fermentation process, that is deriving the transfer function so that i can simulate the system?

Much info on modeling the fermentation process is available on the web, but deriving a transfer function is another animal all together...

This obviously will have to start with the desired product which will give rise to the ingredients which will give rise to the equipment... Basically what I am trying to tell you is that there are no general formulas.

It all depends on the recipes! Even changing the yeast will change things, so there is no shortcut to doing your home work.

So start with a desired product; then work from there.. The one portion that you can simulate is fermentation rate to temperature or sugar concerntration for particular pressures and yeast profiles...

Good luck!

Walt Njuh