Robust control of fed-batch high-cell density cultures: a simulation-based assessment

Ibanez, Francisco; Saa, Pedro A.; Barzaga, Lisbel; Duarte-Mermoud, Manuel A.; Fernandez-Fernandez, Mario; Agosin, Eduardo; Perez-Correa, Jose Ricardo

Abstract

High-cell density cultures (HCDC), prone to metabolic overflow, are typically operated in fed-batch mode to maximize productivity. We developed a simulation-based procedure for assessing advanced control strategies for HCDC, aiming to avoid metabolic overflow. We tested a heuristic controller, a nonlinear model predictive controller (NMPC), and two adaptive controllers under realistic conditions. As a case study, we considered the growth of a carotenoid-producing Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain developed in our laboratory. Our control simulations were consistent with experimental results reported in the literature with equivalent control strategies. All tested controllers could cope well with measurement noise and model parameter variations, reaching low ethanol concentrations (= 1 g/L), albeit with substantially different biomass productivities. The NMPC algorithm yielded the best performance even under parametric uncertainty, achieving high biomass concentrations (200 gDCW/L) and cell productivities (5 gDCW/L/h). The presented systematic procedure helps in the evaluation of novel control strategies before their implementation in practice. (C) 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Título según WOS: Robust control of fed-batch high-cell density cultures: a simulation-based assessment
Título de la Revista: COMPUTERS AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Volumen: 155
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2021
DOI:

10.1016/j.compchemeng.2021.107545

Notas: ISI