Welcome to the Biotechnikum at the Institute of Microbiology
| For the mass cultivation
of high temperature microorganisms we use 11 different bioreactors, (fermenters),
in various sizes, ranging from 7 to 300 litres in working capacity.
these fermenters we are able to simulate the environmental conditions
of the original habitats, like volcanic areas either on land or the sea.
The fermentors are enamel protected double-walled steel vessels. The maximum pressure tolerated inside the reactors is up to seven bars.
a central gas supply the fermenters can be pressurized with any desired
pure gas or mixture of gases in various concentrations according to the
requirements of the cultivated organisms.
The energy supply is guaranteed by means of a steam power station with an energy output of 81 kW and a steam volume of 115 kg / h.