Development of hybrid models for a vapor-phase fungi bioreactor

Giorgia Spigno, Stefania Tronci

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This study is aimed at the development of a model for an experimental vapour-phase fungi bioreactor, which could be derived in a simple way using the available measurements of a pilot-plant reactor, without the development of ad hoc experiments for the evaluation of fungi kinetics and the estimation of parameters related to biofilm characteristics. The proposed approach is based on hybrid models, obtained by the connection of the mass balance equation (used in traditional phenomenological models) with a feedforward neural network (used in black-box modelling), and the proper use of statistical tools for the model assessment and system understanding. Two different hybrid models were developed and compared by proper performance indexes, and their capability to predict the biological complex phenomena was demonstrated and compared to that of a first-principle model.
Lingua originaleEnglish
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RivistaMathematical Problems in Engineering
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2015


  • Bioreactors
  • Complex networks
  • Feedforward neural networks
  • Fungi
  • Phenomenological models


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